March 28, 2011 12:28PM
Updated: March 28, 2011 2:34PM
Name: Araceli “Sally” Marrufo
Position Sought: Village of South Chicago Heights Village Board Trustee
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Contact Address: 3317 Chicago Road, South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Home City: South Chicago Heights
Education: Attended Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, where I pursued communications studies; majored in accounting at Prairie State College, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition; Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Governors State University and currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration Degree with additional coursework in human resources and accounting.
Occupation: Elected Official
Experience: Village Trustee since July 2004; Village Board liaison to the South Chicago Heights Youth and Senior Recreational Department as well as Co-Chair for the Village Finance Committee; from 1998 to 2003 served as the executive assistant to the offices of the village president, village administrator and village treasurer with additional experience in governmental affairs serving as secretary to the Village’s Police and Fire Board and the Zoning Board; member of the Village of South Chicago Heights Historical Committee, Beautification Committee, and 2007 Centennial Planning Committee.
Have you ever been arrested or charged with a crime? If so, for what? What was the disposition?
Never been arrested nor do I have any criminal convictions.
Two most important issues facing your constituents? How would you address those issues?
Although we view all of our community’s needs as being of the utmost importance, economic development and growth is always an important priority for the continued fiscal sustainability of our community. A master plan has recently been put into place which will help to guide many of our future decisions for economic development and community planning actions.
Explain something significant you would like to accomplish within the next two years if you are elected to the office to which you aspire.
I would like to continue working with the other members of the Village Board and the residents of South Chicago Heights with redeveloping our Chicago Road corridor and also with preparations for the development of the Metra Southeast Service Line Rail Station.
Please explain how you believe the office you’re seeking can help in creating local jobs?
By focusing on economic and community development projects, we will be able to spur growth in our retail base and industrial park. This in turn will bring more jobs to our local community and increase our revenue sources.