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The counties included in the voters guide for the Nov. 5, 2019 elections are: Montgomery, Warren, Miami, Greene, Clark, Champaign, and Butler.

NOTE: Not all communities have issues or candidates on the ballot. Guide does not include uncontested races.

Hamilton Twp. Trustee

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What are the biggest problems facing the community? What do you propose doing to tackle these challenges?

What makes you qualified for this job? What experience do you have to make good and informed decisions?

What can you do if elected to help grow the local economy and add jobs? What ideas do you have for attracting new jobs and investment?

What would you do if elected to make life better for residents?

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Experience Regional Manager for Southwest Ohio, Bureau of Workers' Comp Former business owner/operator Consulted Ohio businesses both in the public and private sector, top and bottom line - sales, marketing, HR services, payroll, unemployment cost containment and Ohio Workers’ Compensation.
Education Certified Public Manager - Ohio State University – John Glenn College of Public Affairs- 2015 Bachelor of Science in Business - Muskingum College, New Concord Clermont 20/20 LEAD program graduate Miami Township Citizens Police Academy – 2008 Lean/Six Sigma - Yellow Belt
Hamilton Township, (Warren County) currently has significant challenges including; fast growth, suburban and rural considerations, traffic congestion, limited commercial, business and industrial tax base (limited economic development) and resulting dependence on residents for taxes for township needs. These needs can be addressed through township-level planning and a comprehensive plan that addresses long term goals of the county, as well as the township's land use, provision of public services, transportation, zoning and economic development. While the Warren County Regional Planning Commission has been working with the township to assist them in creating such a plan, there does not seem to be community involvement in the process, which is key to its success. As a trustee I would want to see more Township-level short term and long term planning, involvement of the community and engaged stakeholders and implementation of a completed comprehensive plan as a roadmap for growth.
As an experienced, qualified civil servant, passionate about my community, I am committed to involvement, transparency and accountability. A former State Regional Manager, I was required to navigate both state and local governments on behalf of Ohio employers and injured workers, to provide them with education, resources and ultimately positive financial outcomes. While the Township has made great strides in building a team of qualified department heads, there is significant opportunity to take our leadership to the next level, and to provide a road-map for growth and development by bringing in a qualifed fresh perspective. I have the ability to cultivate relationships, ask the hard questions, assess the situation and to create a plan accordingly. As a former business consultant, salesperson and civil servant, I had to listen, gather information and to create plans of action based on assessments. These skills are necessary in making informed decisions for voters.
To grow the local economy and add jobs, I would begin, by seeing the Township’s Comprehensive Plan (a process managed Warren County Regional Planning Commission) through to completion. I would support the newly hired Director of Economic Development and Zoning Director, by giving him necessary resources and time to assess, explore and create Hamilton Township’s vision of Economic Development. This includes helping the township and residents better understand and get involved with Warren County and its updated Throughfare Plan and the Township's Comprehensive plan, which ultimately affects the township's future growth. By strengthening relationships with the county and state governments and completing a comprehensive plan the township can better navigate its transportation issues, zoning issues and create a roadmap for economic development. A comprehensive plan will positively affect the township’s ability to attract new businesses.
My goal for the residents of Hamilton Township is to provide a plan and a vision for the township that expands beyond the 4 years of a township trustees’ term. I would like to see improved communication plan for the residents of the township, so that they may be involved with the township and provide input and feedback in a format that benefits everyone. Hamilton Township currently has an advisory council that could produce such a communication plan, with community input, allowing the township to reach those residents that may not be reached via social media or its website. I would utilize the advisory council as the resource it was intended to be, in order to improve the communication of those leading the community and the businesses and residents of the community.
I have a unique combination of having careers in both the public and private sector. My experience includes consulting businesses on sales, marketing, advertising, HR services, payroll and workers ‘compensation. I've been Regional Manager for the state of Ohio (BWC), I am a former business owner/operator and have consulted Ohio businesses both public and private, top and bottom line. I am a certified and vetted leader that has been both State and FBI Background Checked, I've had annual ethics training & financial submissions required for State employment, I've completed OSU's - Ohio Certified Public Manager (OCPM) program, as well as, Clermont 20/20 - Lead Clermont Program. I don't believe government should be top-down. As a representative elected by our community I believe it is our job is to represent the people that vote us into our positions.
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