James Palumbo is one of five residents are running for two trustee spots on the Village of Camillus Board of Trustees.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday March 18 at village hall.
16 South St.
Occupation: High School Principal
How long have you lived in the village of Camillus?
As a home owner, for the last two years. Prior to this I rented in the village for about 6 years in the 90s.
Are you involved with any clubs or organizations?
Camillus Parks and Recreation as a Karate Instructor, Feb Fest Volunteer
Why are you running for trustee?
I am running for Trustee because it is part of a civic responsibility. Living in a small village requires us to be involved. As a community member I want to see our Main Street revitalized. The Village has a lot to offer and we need to continue the work being done in this area. The former Camillus Cutlery building is a focus for all of us as is the vacant gas station. We also have other commercial properties that need to be redeveloped as well. Exploring ways to assist business owners and developers with this process is critical for our Village. Quality of life issues are also important to me. Maintenance of side walks, roads, and commercial realty properties are items that need to be addressed. In addition I would like to make certain that the current levels of Village services remain for all home owners. As a resident of the South St. Neighborhood I have a great deal of interest in flood mitigation. This is also a concern for residents of Mechanic St. and residents near Monroe Park.
What do you think you would bring to the table as trustee?
As a Trustee I would bring to the table the ability to work with people and leadership experience. I recognize that individuals in this position are truly working on behalf of the entire community. They have previously done a great deal of work and I would continue these efforts.