District 5 Trustee
For the next two years, it is my pleasure to serve members who live and work in District 5. With the economy still recovering, it will be more important than ever to support our membership with valued training and services. If you're a supervisor or above, and you're looking for leadership training, you need to check out the Illinois Public Service Institute that is held in Effingham every October.
I would like to thank those who have served in this position before me for their dedication to us and to our organization. If you have any ideas on how I can serve you as well as they did please contact me.
My theme this year is to do less with less. We all know doing more with less is a nice phrase, but who are we kidding? For most of us it's time to propose or approve our 2012 – 2013 budgets. It's hard to convince our leaders that we have little control over expenditures due to unforeseen weather issues that affect our production. It will be a challenge to get our politicians to fund new infrastructure that is buried and "invisible”, because they aren't able to justify it as easily as they can a new building, plant, bridge or roads.
In closing, I want all of you to know that I am here to serve you. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you may have on how we can use the services of the Illinois Section to help us do less with less.