Administrative Assistant, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company - Legal Department
Married, Mark Landorf
On the Record
What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?
Having moved to Sugar Grove nine years ago, I love the feeling of family and community here, and I want to see our village prosper. Having worked in administrative and customer service positions throughout my career, I have experience in helping people find solutions to their issues. I am always opened to hearing what people have to say and am able to see things from the other side. I attend the village board meeting, so I have an understanding of issues the village is facing.
What are your top three priorities if elected?
Open and accessible government to the residents. I would like to see the board meetings either televised or a video stream on the web. I would also like to see a link put on the Village’s web site where residents can post questions for the board. This could be away that residents that cannot attend meetings in person can still interact with the board. Growth in commercial and industrial areas needs to continue. This will help broaden our tax base and help to create job opportunities. Infrastructure needs to be addressed. Poor roads, sidewalks and flooding issues need to be addressed. In this economic downturn, we need to be creative and aggressive in seeking funding and grants for these projects.
Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?
Yes, I think taxpayers need a break, but it is more important that we diversify our tax base by bringing in more commercial development.
What one decision by the village board do you most disagree with and why?
I disagree with the board decision of not putting the meetings on television or the internet. By doing this, residents feel the board is not being opened to them. Yes meetings are opened to the public, but at 6:00 pm, most residents are just getting home from work and getting to spend time with their families. If the meetings were available to view from home, I believe more residents would feel involved and informed.
What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?
I am happy the Village was able to bring McDonalds to town. Most communities have one. Our town is seeing some good growth, I think we just need to find other opportunities to continue our growth and rid our town of the reputation of being “difficult to work with”.
Why should voters elect you to office?
I may not have the political background or experience some of the other candidates do, but as a member of our community, I am opened and receptive to hearing from our residents. I believe I can bring a fresh approach to the board and the issues our village is facing.
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