From Lakewood Village Trustee candidate April Phillips Runge:
Dole Mansion Parking Lot this Saturday, December 4th. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please come sign my petition so my name can be added to the ballot for Village of Lakewood Trustee. I need signatures this weekend to ensure my name can be added to the ballot before the deadline.
We need this madness to end.
I am currently seeking the opportunity to serve all residents as Trustee in the April 2, 2021 Village Board election. I have been a resident in the Gates subdivision for the past 18 years. There is honestly no better place my husband and I could have imagined raising our family.
I am running for Trustee in hopes of bringing back healthy discourse from a diverse group of residents working together as a team. Working with those who care about Village employees, who can strategically navigate Lakewood’s current challenges and who can identify the best course for future growth using research, facts and an established budget. I believe residents should feel their tax money is being well spent on initiatives that are important to them and the community.
I have spent my professional career as a marketing research consultant helping advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies make strategic business decisions about their services and products through research—and listening to what people have to say. My strength is collecting data and organizing data to tell a story and finding insights to make better decisions.
Other relative experience to note:
- McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition Volunteer (Local youth drug preventive efforts)
- Offered pro bono professional services to the Village of Lakewood to help organize data collected to understand the nature of flooding and sewage problems in the Gates subdivision.
- Former Member, Board of Directors: Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska
- Former President, McHenry County Community Council