Editor's note: Bronxville village resident Mark Wood is running for the office of trustee of Bronxville Village in the March 20, 2018, election. Below are statements provided by Mr. Wood in response to questions sent to him by MyhometownBronxville asking about his reasons for running for office.
1. What are the major challenges the village faces this coming year?
Bronxville is a special and vibrant community. And, thanks to the long-term dedication and effort of our mayor and trustees, it is in the best physical and financial condition we have seen in many years. The village nevertheless faces near-term challenges. Among the many ongoing challenges, I believe the primary issues include budget pressure, ensuring a healthy and increasingly attractive (downtown) commercial district, maintaining and updating our aging infrastructure (roads, buildings, water and sewer lines, landscape/trees, etc.), as well as constant parking issues.
2. What will be your main responsibility and priority?
If I am elected, I look forward to working closely with Mayor Marvin, my fellow trustees, and our great village team and getting involved in as many issues and contributing as much as possible.
3. What "portfolio" or assignments of responsibility would you have this coming year?
The liaison roles/organizational approach . . . was changed a few years ago to one where the trustees work collaboratively as a small team drawing from the complementary skills and backgrounds of its membership to address the multiple issues facing the village.
We have the unique situation this year where two long-serving and high-impact trustees will be stepping down. We are fortunate, however, to have the opportunity to elect new members with long-term village perspectives. Additionally, our complementary backgrounds in real estate and finance, including a former trustee in Bill Barton, will ensure we have experienced collaborative coverage of the many committees and constituents influencing the village operation. I also believe my real estate experience in particular, as well as recent planning board role, provides a strong foundation that will help address near-term infrastructure parking and planning initiatives, among others.
Pictured here: Village trustee candidate Mark Wood.
Photo by A. Warner
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