Below are candidate-submitted answers to a survey Landmark sent out to all candidates running in this year’s elections.
Office sought: Brookfield Library Trustee
Previous political experience: 14 years as trustee and officer of the Library Board
Education: A.B. Summa, Clarke University; M.E.D. National Louis University
Occupation: Retired public school administrator
Why do you want to be a library board member?
To continue my lifelong interest in public education through the library’s wider services and programs
Have you attended library board meetings in the past year? What was the board discussing that was of interest to you?
I regularly attend board meetings. The myth that libraries will vanish because of technology, when statistics show an increase in library use.
What is the most important issue facing the next library board, and what should the solution be?
To provide more opportunities for self-directed education, research assistance and enrichment that will engage our population. We are following our strategic plan with active citizen input.
If elected, what changes, if any, would you like to have accomplished by the end of your term?
To clarify the library’s value and worth to everyone in Brookfield. It is exceptional.
If elected, what changes would you most strongly resist?
Any attempt to diminish equal access to library materials and services for all ages and interests.
What other issues facing the library are of interest to you? Why?
To continue our efforts to optimize student academic achievement including improved research, better grades and expanded intellectual horizons. Why? Our young people will determine our civic and economic future in Brookfield.