Being a Skaneateles Village Trustee for the past 4 years has been an education and an honor. It has allowed me to develop as a person by understanding a simple, but important, form of government and interacting with many residents that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to know.
Being an elected official is my answer to a call to service, similar to standing in response to a call for, "volunteers."
Our community is overflowing with people that make similar sacrifices, such as, our firefighters, board members, youth coaches, league administrators and all that support and commit themselves to countless benevolent causes. I am glad to be doing my part.
I realize that village government only provides a service to our residents and visitors.
I do not have an agenda. I have learned to listen to arguments and concerns and formulate judgments' based on what benefits the community.
We have been blessed with an incredibly beautiful place on this earth to live and raise our families. My intention is to keep it safe and special as others before me have accomplished.
As the liaison to the Department of Public Works and the Electric and Water Departments I have a greater understanding of our infrastructure and the personnel who operate it. These men are dedicated hard working members of our community who take pride in the work they perform. The changes we have made in village management, operation of the waste treatment plant and reduction of workforce due to early retirement has produced a leaner, more efficient team of employees.
I hope to continue in this important role of our board. Therefore, I am asking the village residents for their vote on Tuesday March 15 to allow me to continue to represent them as a member of the village board of trustees.
Marc C. Angelillo is running under the Citizens First Party. During Village elections, each candidate forms their own party, and run under that banner rather than as a democrat or republican. Village elections are always in March, with the newly elected officials taking the oath of office on April 1.