Candidate blog series: Mary Yeager, Council at Large (R)
This past June I became a Board Member of the Norwood Service League and am serving on the Finance Committee. The past four weeks I have been attending the Norwood Community Leadership Training Institute that runs through October. We have a great group and I look forward to working with them to help Norwood move forward. In addition I have joined the Norwood Chamber of Commerce and the Norwood Business & Professional Women’s Club.
In the fall of 2009, the Ohio Society of CPAs gave a report to then Governor Ted Strickland regarding recommendations on fixing the projected 8 billion budget deficit. Last summer I volunteered with the Ohio Society of CPAs on the Ohio Budget Reform Speaker's Bureau to learn and tell others about that report and other similar reports. Because of that work, I realized that I needed to become more involved with the City of Norwood. I began attending Council meetings, talking with people, and researching to learn more about Norwood's financial situation.
While Norwood's financial problems are a primary concern, I am also interested in the continued improvement/development of other services provided by the city, especially with having to raise a family here. Please contact me through email, facebook, phone, or letter mail. I would very much like to hear about what's most on the minds of other Norwoodians and ways to help Norwood become even better.
Mary Yeager, Council at Large Candidate