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Date questionnaire completed: FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Office sought:

Election Questionnaire
Name: ____BELINDA GRASSI, CPA Age: _48__

LAKE COUNTY TREASURER

Political party: __REPUBLICAN ___________ ______________________________________________________

Date of birth: _November 11, 1963 _ Place of birth: _Euclid, Ohio ________ _________________

Home address: _6815 Edinboro Place Concord Township, Ohio 44077 Length of residence in that community: __16 years Campaign Web site: _www.vote4belindagrassi.com________ Occupation: _Certified Public Accountant_ Employer:

_Glavic Grassi C.P.A., Inc.

Business address: _6815 Edinboro Place, Concord Twp, OH 44077 Phone:_(440) 487-1599__ Elected office experience: _RIVERSIDE LOCAL SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION (January 2010 – Present)_ Finance Committee Chair – 2010 & 2011 / Personnel Committee – 2010 to present / Programs Committee Chair - 2012_ Non-elected office experience (boards, etc.): 
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RLEEF (Riverside Local Excellence in Education Foundation) – Trustee & School Board Liaison
Co-Chair / Finance Committee for Riverside Local School District’s Strategic Planning Implementation Team Co-chair / Riverside Local School District K.I.D.S. Committee successful levy campaign committee (May 2009) Past member of the Finance Committee of the Riverside Local School District Strategic Planning Action Team

Education (list degrees if applicable): _Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1986) from John Carroll University ____________________________________________________ Marital status: _Married______________ Name of spouse: _Morris D. Grassi _________________ Name and age of any children: _Dante R. Grassi – age 11 – 6th grade at LaMuth Middle School (RLSD) Marco R. Grassi – age 9 – 5th grade at Melridge Elementary Organizations:
   Member: Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants Member: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member: Ohio School Boards Association

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Member: Melridge Elementary School P.T.O. / LaMuth Middle School AMSCO / Riverside Band Boosters Member: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Certified / Member: American Council on Exericise Certified / Member: Aerobic & Fitness Association of America Member: USA Cycling Association Member: St. Gabriel Parish

Objectives: _ What I Hope To Accomplish if Elected I will open lines of communication between Treasurer’s Office and those entities directly served who rely on the Treasurer for efficient collection processes for the cash flow needed to run their organizations. I hope to implement monthly or quarterly meetings with levying agencies to discuss issues of concern to those agencies and how the Treasurer’s Office can help in those areas. (Schools, libraries, villages, townships etc). I hope to institute additional reporting to levying agencies regarding outstanding delinquencies and the true cost of those delinquencies in terms of collection and legal processing fees. I will encourage state legislation that will require those applying for permits or those running for public office to be current in their property tax payments to the County. I will work with County officials to examine the structure of County Government with the purpose of promoting increased efficiency. I will encourage distressed property owners to work with the Treasurer’s Office for timely resolution of delinquencies wherever possible – helping to alleviate additional collection or tax foreclosure costs.

Additional comments:
 Current Team Captain for National M.S. Society’s MS-150 Bike. Team has raised over $72,900 for National M.S. Society’s Ohio Buckeye Chapter over the past 5 years. Personally raised over $41,700 of that total. Former Sunday Pre-School Teacher at St. Gabriel Catholic Church (5 years) Former John Carroll University Alumni Magazine 1986 Class Columnist (7 years) Currently pursuing an Ohio School Treasurer’s License – taking the graduate level courses (John Carroll University) required to reach this goal by the summer of 2012.

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