Running for Le Roy Town Council
Submitted by Jennifer Keys on October 27, 2009 - 9:30am
My name is Jennifer Keys and I am a candidate for Town Council in Le Roy. I am running for office because I strongly believe that community involvement and public service are intrinsic responsibilities of citizens. My husband and I chose Le Roy to raise our family for it’s unique qualities -- strong school district, beautiful picturesque village and rural values. We plan on making this community our home for many, many years to come.
I hold a Master’s degree in World History and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Political Science. I left my full time job as a Care Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Villa to raise my family. I also worked at Berkshire Farms as a respite care provider and as an adjunct instructor at Monroe Community College.
My community service experience includes my membership on the Le Roy PTSO, YWCA mentor program, former PAC-TAC (Police and Citizens Against Crime) volunteer scheduler, former Rape Crisis Counselor and a Faith Haven “Friend” to teenage and young adult women in crisis pregnancies. I also founded a neighborhood watch organization in the Swillburg neighborhood in Rochester, where we lived for 12 years.
While communities across NY have had unique challenges because of the recession, I also see opportunities for Le Roy and Western NY. My issues include: economic development, where I see the empty storefronts and hope that we can attract locally owned businesses, “Green” energy integration, recreation (and particularly mitigating the Le Roy municipal pool to a conclusion that satisfies the community’s needs), and of course most of all, listening to the concerns of Le Roy citizens. I feel that I can also bring budget and fiscal sound policies to the table.
The key to good government is an open dialog with the citizens. If elected, I will make that a priority.