Bachelor's Degree, Business, Indiana University
Master's Degree, MBA, Bradley University
Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.
Married, Glenda Creighton
Grace Creighton, 18
Daniel Creighton, 17
On the Record
What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?
Having served the patrons of the Geneva Public Library District as an elected Board member since 2005, I offer continuity to the Board as we continue to face many challenges. I believe my personal and professional experiences bring a solid, public and private enterprise perspective to the Board while having gained a true appreciation for the challenges faced by today’s libraries.
What are your top two or three priorities if elected?
Financials – Continue proactive financial management and discipline for the District in an environment of economic uncertainty and increased taxpayer burden. Planning – Executing a plan of short-term reconfigurations of current space while working with our partner governing bodies and other parties to secure a long-term, downtown solution for a new library. Technology – Managing technology and its impact on library services and staff.
Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?
We (the current Board) were successful in reducing our levy in 2013 without sacrificing staff, resources, or services to our patrons.
What one decision by the board do you most disagree with and why?
Being a current Board member, it is tough for me to criticize what we have done during my tenure. We have solid financials while minimizing the impact on our tax base; we are executing our long-range plans; we have expanded services; and we have a stable, professional staff that continues to provide outstanding service to our patrons. I think we have done a good job.
What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?
Making solid progress on a downtown solution to our long-term space needs.
Why should voters elect you to office?
Continuity, dedication, and my record as a Geneva Public Library District elected Board member.
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