Ossyra asks for support from Naperville residents for township supervisor
Rachel Ossyra, GOP candidate for Naperville township supervisor, has posted on social media seeking support from Naperville residents to continue serving as the supervisor.
During her time as township supervisor, Ossyra has worked to improve transparency and governance, grow community partnerships, promote mobility services for seniors and disabled community, achieve sustainable tax reduction and champion collaborative consolidation and streamlining, according to her recent post on Facebook. She plans to continue this work if elected.
She is endorsed by a number of leaders in the community, including DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, state Sen. Michael G. Connelly, state Rep. Grant Wehrli, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, state Rep. Mike Fortner, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Naperville Councilman Kevin M. Coyne and Naperville Councilwomen Patty Gustin and Judith Brodhead and Aurora Alderman Rick Mervine, DuPage County Board Member Tonia Khouri.
Her commitment to the community involves collaborative consolidation and streamlining in line with the Nov. 8 advisory referendum questions and an April 4 binding referendum question on the Road Districts merger, according to her Facebook post.
"I've actively supported the effort to consolidate the Road District, with Lisle Township Road District or the City of Naperville to create a more efficient system, capture economies of scale and eliminate redundant costs and assets,” Ossyra wrote in the post.
“Similarly, the Supervisor’s office has an opportunity to improve quality, scope and cost of our social services by combining efforts with other social services groups in Naperville, Aurora, Lisle areas," she wrote. "While there is currently much coordination in place, we should determine the service and cost benefits and feasibility of co-locating teams together, deepening their coordination and wrap-around services for residents and creating new efficiencies.”
She also looks to further grow community partnerships to modernize delivery of easily accessible, outstanding service to residents.
“We have established valuable contract partnerships with many outstanding social service providers in Naperville and Aurora that enable provision of services more efficiently and effectively to residents than we would be able to do on our own,” she wrote. “These partnerships include youth services, food pantries, emergency rent, utilities and transportation assistance, mental health services, job search and career counseling, support services for caregivers of disabled children, senior and disabled adult day care and veterans advocacy."
Ossyra wants to promote the Seniors TRIAD partnership to provide beneficial programs to seniors in the community. In addition, she plans to increase mobility options for seniors and disabled residents and continue to implement sustainable property tax reduction.
“It’s also very important to continue to strengthen the Ride Du Page partnership program with the City of Naperville, Wheatland Township and Lisle Township, which provides safe, convenient and affordable transportation for residents aged 65 and above and disabled residents, including para-transit service,” she wrote.
She also said she is committed cut the tax levy and budget over 10 percent.
Ossyra is running against Democratic challenger Eddie Bedford.
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