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Clinton Township residents will choose among three candidates who are running for two trustee seats.
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    Aliena Sword Pharmacy Technician CPhT / Columbus City Schools Parent Consultant for North Linden Elementary School

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Age 46
Education Graduate of Franklin University degrees in Marketing & Business Management.
Experience 15 years accounting experience. UVCA Treasurer. President Hospitality Finance & Technology Professionals- Ohio Valley Chapter. Clinton Township Budget Committee. Clinton West Land Use Committee.
Family Married to Tom and have a dog, Zak.
Campaign email redsfancmh@me.com
Long time resident with strong ties to the community. Strong accounting background. Member of the Clinton Township Budget, Station 62 Feasability, and Clinton West Land Use Committees. President Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals - Ohio Valley Chapter. Controller DoubleTree Suites/Capital Club Columbus Downtown.
Revitalization of Cleveland Avenue commercial strip to boost economic development on the east side of the township by partnering with neighboring communities and utilizing grants to foster economic development. Fiscal responsibility to the township residents to make sure their tax dollars are being used wisely and judiciously. Add police officers so there is better coverage of the township and traffic enforcement to be paid from CEDA funds.
I would like the opportunity to serve our community and ask for your vote on November 7th as I will work hard to keep Clinton Township a great place to live and work!
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Age 34
Education Columbus Public School Graduate where I obtained my Certified Pharmacy Technician Certificate at Fort Hayes M.E.C.
Experience I am a lifelong career professional. Skill set includes: experience in budget verification and implementation, excel in strategic planning, proficient across multiple technology platforms, and documentation/record maintenance.
Family I am a happily married 34 year old mother of two (Jason Jr. age 14 & Jade age 8).
Religion Christian
Campaign email swordfortrustee@gmail.com
I have been enhancing my qualifications to be your trustee over the past several years as follows: I've become familiar with Township procedure - I attend a large majority of Trustee meetings, including many committee meetings relating to various issues. For professional preparedness, I ordered and studied the Ohio Sunshine Laws 2017 Training Manual required each elected term. I have also been self-educating on topics such as public record retention, ethics and budgeting of small localities. Recognising the growth of bordering neighborhoods, I've also collaborated and kept up with other area commissions, neighborhood block watch groups, and civic associations. To become more involved, and most importantly to bring our community together: My husband and I founded the Franklin County Land Bank’s first Community Garden on Case Road. I've also attended many community discussions such as the “Big Table” held by The Columbus Foundation (See the front page of the Columbus Dispatch,5/18/17)
Thoughtful deliberation and “line by line” review of our annual budget to ensure quality neighborhood services are delivered to our residents economically is paramount to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in our Township. Continuing to explore how we wish to invest in our own economic development while protecting the character of our neighborhoods, is important to our future direction. In addition, I believe we need to continue to actively encourage further economic development by creating a plan of action, focusing on the retention of our existing local businesses, insuring additional revenues and conversation on how to better our zoning and code enforcement process. Also, increasing communication to all township residents via quarterly newsletters including both east and west side news, current events, hot topics and positive stories. We need a more open relationship that is inviting and accessible to everyone and inspires our residents to pursue new ideas.
I take pride in the fact that I’m “Locally Grown.” Clinton Township has been “home” for nearly my entire life, both of my parents were born and raised here too! My husband Jason and I bought our home on Case Road in November of 2003 shortly after the birth of our son. I love Clinton Township and look forward to continuing my efforts of building our community and enhancing all of the things that make it a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Transparency and better communication with our residents is essential in accomplishing many of our neighborhoods' wants and needs. I look forward to establishing that open conversational forum. Resident involvement is the foundation to a successful community. We need a more open relationship with each other. One that is inviting and accessible to everyone. One that inspires our residents to pursue new ideas and share different viewpoints. I look forward to speaking with you about my goals and about yours as well.
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