Daniel Venturi: Candidate Profile
Lake Villa Township Supervisor
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City: Lake Villa
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Family: Wife Barbara Daughter Megan and Son Benjamin
Occupation: Attorney and Township supervisor
Education: JD (Attorney)
Masters in Accounting (CPA)
Civic involvement: Vice Chair Lake County Emergency Telecommunication System Board (ETSB)
Lake County Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC) Vice Chair Executive Committee
Lake Villa Lions Club
Elected offices held: Lake Villa Township Supervisor 2001 to present
Lake Villa District School
Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.
Continue to increase services and control costs. We are working on an interconnecting trail system and to provide better transportation services for our seniors and people with disabilities.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
we provide assistance for our residents in need, youth services and senior services. We also ensure our tax assessments are fairly distributed and our Township roads are safe.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
The role of Township are complimentary and not duplicative of Villages. We work very closely with the Villages in our Township to share resources and save the taxpayer money.
Lake Villa Township has over 120 acres of active recreational land, we provide transportation services for our residents and provide both emergency and general assistance services to our residents in need.
Are there any township offices that should be eliminated or consolidated?
none to my knowledge, That does not mean we should not continue to see way to save Taxpayer money while continuing to provide important services.
Can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
We evaluate services and programs and services continually.
What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?
Lake Villa township has done a great job of providing our residents with needed services at a the lowest cost available.
Please name one current leader who most inspires you.
Randy Bernhardt, retired Scout Master of Troop 188. Under his tenure 90 boy became Eagle Scouts.
What is the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?
respect other people
If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?
My life is very good, I would not change anything, I would be afraid if I changed anything my life would be different now.
What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?
I liked math, I use it all the time.
If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?
respect other people (I think they do).