I have been a resident of the 6th ward for over 20 years, and alderman for the last 8 years. I come from a family of life long civil servants and thought it of great value to continue this tradition as it fulfilled my desire to give back to my community and helped me educate my sons on the pride and enrichment which can be attained by serving a community. Professionally I have been successful in providing organizations software to manage their distribution processes, focusing on creating operational efficiencies, enhanced customer service, and tighter financial controls.
During my eight years as alderman I have served on both the Government Services and City Services Committee (Vice Chairman) and am currently the City of Batavia’s representative on the Tri City Ambulance Board. This experience is of great value as the constituents expect the same level of service they have become accustomed to as revenues to the city have been reduced due to the condition of economy.
My business experience lends itself nicely to the needs of this City Council. I have 25 years of business experience, including extensive investment and risk management. Beyond that, I am a man on a mission. I will immediately make an impact on how the council invests in small businesses and economic development, as well as better protect the taxpayers from risky decisions.
For the last couple of decades at Fermilab, I’ve worked in several large collaborations. I’ve helped solve problems with the complex data acquisition systems. This involved dialoging with people from all levels of the collaboration including managers, other system experts, and system operators.
In general, I am able to understand complex issues and then explain them, in
several different ways, such that people from different backgrounds can understand.