To the editor:
I normally vote as a Democrat in most elections.
But every once in a while, an individual comes along who possesses such excellent credentials that you want to support his new goals for the future benefit of our Cazenovia community, by electing him as a new village trustee on June 19.
I am speaking of Jim Joseph.
So what is it that our community needs, and what is it that Jim Joseph can contribute towards that goal?
I think we need someone with broad business experience to help us plan and implement the future commercial developments in our village.
Jim, as the former president/CEO of Oneida, Ltd., certainly has the business depth for which we are looking.
Jim is now the executive in residence at Le Moyne College’s newly minted School of Business. Jim is also a certified public accountant.
At Le Moyne, Jim will write, lecture, mentor and create strategic alliances with major universities both regionally and around the world.
He will represent Le Moyne at the 2012 International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
In addition to a nearly 10-year stint as chairman of the finance committee at St. James Church, Jim has served on boards that are important to the vibrancy of Central New York, such as The Everson Museum, Food Bank of CNY, Bishop’s Council, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Le Moyne College.
Jim holds a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University’s prestigiously ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Le Moyne College.
Jim and his wife, Renee, have lived in Cazenovia for nearly 12 years. They have four children, all of whom attended the Cazenovia school district.
It is a pleasure to support someone like Jim who has such a remarkable and diversified skill set.
It’s time to put politics aside and do what’s right for the village.