We enthusiastically endorse LAURA SARET for City Council.
Having lived in the same Highland Park home for over 50 years, the home in which we raised our children, we have seen our “town” grow to our “city.” We even remember horses from the nearby stable trotting on the unpaved road in front of our house! The skills once needed for Councilmen to be effective have also changed.
Now we require members with Laura’s qualities and background, experienced in strategic planning, pensions, contracts, management and technology, all of which she gained thru her experiences and education, including an MBA from the University of Chicago, work in the banking and pharmaceutical industries, president of Oakton Community College’s (OCC) faculty union, Professor of Business, Chairperson of the Computer Technologies department, President Of the Faculty Association (IEA/NEA), and Chairperson of Computer Technologies at the College.
Laura believes that citizens need to “give back” to their community, and as such, will be donating her salary to Highland Park not-for-profits. She has demonstrated her willingness to work hard on behalf of the residents of Highland Park including her service on the Housing Commission, the Human Services Task Force, the boards of Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) and the Volunteer Pool, co-President of the Ravinia Neighbors Association, and mentor for College Bound Opportunities. In addition, she organized a toiletries collection for Moraine Township as part of her campaign outreach.
The duties and time required of a Council Member have grown and changed, as our town has grown and changed and requires considerable time and attention of its members. Laura is retired and has pledged to devote her time to her Council duties, not what she can “squeeze” out from her employment.
Laura is the person most qualified for the City Council. She will be your VOICE on the Council. Think about our City and her outstanding qualifications when you vote.
Eugene and Nicole Terry
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