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Nadine Pope for Hambden Township trustee

Nadine Pope for Hambden Township trustee

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Election questionnaire for Hambden Township trustee candidate Nadine Pope
Election questionnaire for Hambden Township trustee candidate Nadine Pope

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The News-Herald
Date questionnaire completed: ___9/11/13____________
Election Questionnaire
Office sought: ___Hambden Township TrusteePolitical party: ______N/A_______________________Name: __Nadine M. Pope________________________Age: ___64_______ Date of birth: ____8/11/49____ Place of birth: _Cleveland, Ohio_________Home address: __9140 Brakeman Road, Chardon (Hambden Twp., Ohio___________Length of residence in that community: ___37 years____________ Twitter: ______________________Facebook: ____________________ Campaign Web site: ___________________________________Occupation: __Hambden Township Trustee_/Part time Administrative Assistant at Auburn Career CenterABLE/GED Program____________________Business address: __13887 G.A.R. Hwy., Chardon/8221 Auburn Rd., Concord Twp., Ohio_Elected office experience:
I spent nearly 10 years as Hambden’s Township Clerk (Fiscal Officer) and
thePast 12 years as a Hambden Township Trustee. ___________________________________________________________________________________
 
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Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.):
______________________________________________2012 Graduate of the Ohio Township Association Leadership AcademyTwo Terms as Vice President / Treasurer of the Geauga County Township AssociationServed on the Board of United Way Services of Geauga CountyServed on the Board of Directors of Friends of WomensafeTreasurer, Hambden Community PicnicGraduate of Leadership Geauga County _______________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________
 
Education (
Please only list schools you’ve graduated from and
list degrees if applicable):
Graduate of Willoughby South High School2012 Graduate of the Ohio Township Association Leadership Academy __________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________
 
Marital status: __Married______________ Name of spouse: __Michael Pope ___________________Name and age of any children: ________Michael Pope Jr. 31 and Jaime Pope McIntyre 36 ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________Organizations: ___I am a member of : ____________________________________________________________________Ohio Township Association Leadership AcademyOhio Township AssociationGeauga County Township AssociationFriends of WomensafeHambden Community Picnic Treasurer __________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________
 
Should you be elected, what are three specific areas you’d like
to change, address, improve or further research,and how specifically would you go about it?:
 ____________________________________________________________________________________I feel the most important issue is to continue to provide the best possible services to our residents, while dealingwith continued funding cuts and without tax increases. ____________________________________________________________________________________Maintenance and improvement of our township roads, park, cemetery, buildings and equipment are all part of the above but encompass an overview of what we hope to continue to accomplish. ___________________________________________________________________________________Communication with our residents is another of my priorities. I feel very strongly that our residents need tocontinually be informed and updated about what is happening in THEIR township. They need to have a voice andtheir Trustees need to listen. ____________________________________________________________________________________The first two areas are being accomplished through careful fiscal planning. I work very closely with our fiscalofficer. We plan and save for all major projects and purchases. We avoid taking on debt. We use statecooperative pricing and competitive bidding. We replace equipment on a 10 year rotation plan but always saveand have a contingency plan for emergencies. For our roads, we combine several roads into one resurfacingproject which enables us to achieve better pricing and efficiency. ___________________________________________________________________________________Since communication with our residents is another high priority, I write a weekly newspaper column andinstituted and continue to edit a quarterly township newsletter to let our residents continually know what ishappening in their township. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________
Whether for past accomplishments or future goals, why should voters elect you?
  ____________________________________________________________________________________
Knowledge
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after having spent nearly ten years as Clerk(Fiscal Officer), I thoroughly understand townshipfinances and budgetary issues. Having spent the last 12 years as Trustee I have worked in every area pertaining totownship government and have continually updated this knowledge through courses offered by the Auditor andTreasurer of State. In 2012 I completed the necessary training to become a member of the Ohio TownshipAssociation Leadership Academy and received my diploma at the OTA Conference in January, 2013. ___________________________________________________________________________________
Dedication
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Hambden Township and its’ residents mean a lot to me. I have spent the last twenty two years trying
to do the best possible job for my community. I always try to make myself available to help our residents with anyproblems or concerns they come to me with. ___________________________________________________________________________________
Communication
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I stressed this before. I began and continue to edit a quarterly township newsletter. I write aweekly newspaper column and I was instrumental in having a lighted sign placed in front of the township halllisting all meetings and special events. These things are all to keep our residents informed. I always urge them toattend our township meetings as well, because it is so important that they are involved in the operation of 
their
 
township.
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NOTE TO CANDIDATES: Please be aware that this questionnaire will be published.

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