Candidate Questionnaire from March 22, 2017: South Elgin Village President – Bill DiFulvio

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NAME: Bill DiFulvio


South Elgin Village President

1.  Why are you seeking this position?

South Elgin needs stronger leadership.  The current downtown plan calls for a mix of affordable and market rate housing with a mix of retail and commercial. A new downtown redevelopment plan based on a new feasibility study to determine the highest and best use for the downtown area is needed. It’s time for a new downtown plan with resident input and new market information. I’ve worked hard as a trustee and volunteer in the past and I will continue to be well prepared and help make South Elgin an even better place to live, work and play!

2.  What experience and background do you have which qualifies you for this position?

-12 years as a South Elgin Village Trustee 2001 to 2013
-Founding member of the South Elgin Parks and Recreation Board 1997- 2001
-Founding and current park and recreation FUNdation Board member a 501-c-3 non-profit 2006 to current
– I Am Able Playground Committee member helped plan and raise over $1 million in donations and grants to build an all inclusive regional playground in South Elgin 2012 to current
-Liaison to or member of the South Elgin RiverFest committee 2005 to current

3.  What will be your greatest challenge if elected?

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning has a 10% quota for affordable housing. South Elgin already meets that quota! The new downtown plan should focus on attracting market rate and upscale housing to insure we can attract the type of retail and commercial our residents desire! With a new downtown plan the residents will be informed and aware of what the downtown South Elgin area will look like in the future!

Release for publication? YES

I will attend the forum? YES

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