- Position sought: Moon Township Supervisor
- E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 724-457-1168
- Address: 111 Cimarron Drive
- Family: Wife, Robin; three adult children and two granddaughters
- Education: University of Pittsburgh - Master of Education; Clarion University - Bachelor of Science; Community College of Allegheny County- Associate in Arts
- Occupation: Retired Educator
Related Experience: I was a middle and high school teacher for 35 and a half years. During that time, I served as the Science Department Chairperson, facilitator, instructor, and presenter for various training programs. I was an integral member of the Moon Area Middle School crisis management team, character education committee, and liaison committee. I also served as an advisor to administrators and mentor to new teachers.
I have held leadership roles in the Moon Education Association for 26 years, serving as President, Past President, Vice President, Chief Contract Negotiator, Grievance Chairperson/Professional Rights and Responsibilities, and Political Action/Legislative Chairperson. I have extensive training and experience in labor management relationships, as well as an expertise in mediation, arbitration, and negotiations. I have been a Regional Manager overseeing a team of licensed financial advisors. I worked as a Program Director at a scouting camp where I planned, coordinated and implemented all activities.
In addition, I have been the president and vice president of a baseball/softball league, baseball and soccer coach, umpire, coordinator of referees, track official, and Webelos leader.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
I have been actively involved in Moon Township since I was hired by the Moon Area School District in 1972. I have always worked passionately as a leader who was a fair but strong advocate for people’s rights. Since my retirement in 2007, my friends in the community have encouraged me to seek a position where I could be a representative for the residents. I am truly looking forward to serving Moon Township in this official capacity.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
To select the most important priority is saying that other issues are not as important. After attending Supervisor meetings and talking to residents, I would first focus on improving communication. I feel that there are issues with communication among Board members, between the Supervisors and the residents, between Supervisors and department heads, and between the Supervisors and Moon Area School District and Robert Morris University. I am also very concerned about the Moon Township Community Center’s (library) future, how tax dollars are being spent, and updating ordinances.
What sets you apart from the other candidates, if contested?
I have been attending Board workshops and regular meetings in an attempt to become aware of the issues being addressed by the Supervisors. In fact, I have attended more Supervisor meetings than any other candidate. Being retired, I have the time to be an active representative for the residents. Anyone who knows me will share with you that I am committed, confident, organized, dependable, and have an exemplary work ethic.
What's your favorite thing about the school district/community?
My favorite thing about Moon is our sense of community. Throughout my years of teaching, I have witnessed the positive effects of our neighborhood schools. We have top-notch police and fire departments with friendly and caring residents. From the wonderful work done at the library, the food pantry, our local churches, and activities at the Robin Hill Center, to the service projects completed by our students, it makes me proud to be living in Moon Township.
Moon is fortunate to have recreational facilities including a variety of playing fields as well as a country club and a public golf course. I’ve enjoyed hearing squeals of joy from my granddaughters as they play in Moon Park. These are some of the things that make Moon Township a great community.
What is the biggest problem facing the school district/community?
The biggest problem facing the township is bringing in viable businesses that will increase the tax base and provide employment opportunities for our residents. I would like to see a program to market Moon Township. One aspect of this program would be directed at bringing in businesses and corporate headquarters to the Cherrington Expressway.
We also need to improve the overall look of Moon by replacing vacant buildings with restaurants and businesses, which are beneficial for the entire community.