Genoa Township Trustee Karl Gebhardt has announced that he will seek re-election for a third term as Genoa Township Trustee.
“When I ask township residents if they like living in Genoa, they respond ‘we love living here.’ It’s nice to know that as a trustee I have helped to make that possible,” Gebhardt said.
In his announcement, Gebhardt said his accomplishments as a trustee include:
Maintaining the township’s professional, full-time Fire/EMS and Police Departments. Taxpayers have provided overwhelming support to fund this level of safety service through levies in-line within or below those of surrounding communities.
Upgrading facilities in the township’s six parks and community gardens and expanding trails to 18.5 miles within the township. All of this was completed with no additional tax increases.
Improving communications with residents and increasing participation in our community events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Nights and the Halloween Village.
Promoting a mix of family-oriented neighborhoods, rural residences and housing opportunities for empty-nesters.
Gebhardt said that while the township remains in good fiscal condition, he will continue to find ways to reduce expenses and be more creative on how to provide programs and services going forward.
“I have a track record of positive results achieved by taking a rational approach to problem-solving, striving for consensus-building when possible, and providing leadership to address difficult issues. This is the type of experience needed to address future issues in the township,” he said. “I will work to continue our tradition of service in Genoa Township, which is to exceed the residents’ expectations.”
Information for this story was provided by Gebhardt for Good Government.