2017 Oswego Candidate Questionnaire: Ken Holmstrom, Oswego Township Clerk
Mar 20, 2017 09:41AM ● Published by Steven Jack
Employment: Allied First Bank
Family: Wife – Sandee, Two son’s Darrell and Dean, 3 grandchildren
Education: North Central College, and University of South Carolina- graduate school of Business
Previously elected office: Oswegoland Park District Commissioner
Relevant community service: Oswego Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Oswego Fire Commissioner, Oswego Park and Recreation Chairmen, Conservation Foundation Board Member
What makes you qualified to serve as an elected Oswego Township official?
I have lived in Oswego since 1995, been very involved in our Community and as a local banker for the past 24 years; I am qualified to serve as the Township Clerk.
What are your specific plans to restore transparency and public trust in the township?
The Township Board needs to open the lines of communication with the public. Township website is an inexpensive way to place information within the reach of the public.
If any, what are your specific ideas for expanded Township services?
I need to evaluate the current services of the Township and determine what more may be needed and not lose site of controlling expenses.
Would you support an effort to consolidate township services with other local taxing bodies to eventually remove this layer of government?
This is something to consider, however the difficulty is that the township encompasses Oswego, Montgomery, part of Plainfield and part of Aurora. We need to be careful that the serves to the residents will not be negatively affected. However this does warrant review.
If you are elected, what do you believe should be the Township’s top 3 immediate priorities?
Open lines of Communication, awareness and expense control.