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.
Ossyra wrote that her accomplishments as town supervisor include working to boost transparency, reduce taxes sustainably, improve partnerships within the community, and provide mobility services for seniors and the disabled, according to her recent post on Facebook. She said she plans to continue this work if elected.
She wrote that she is committed to cutting the tax levy and budget more than 10 percent.
Ossyra also wrote that she is committed to working within 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.”
In the post, Ossyra wrote that partnerships with social-service organizations help provide residents with services more efficiently.
“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 wrote she wants to promote the Seniors TRIAD partnership to provide beneficial programs to seniors in the community. In addition, she seeks to provide more mobility choices for disabled residents and seniors.
“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.
Ossyra is running against Democratic challenger Eddie Bedford.
She said is endorsed by a number of leaders in the community, including DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, state Rep. Grant Wehrli, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, state Sen. Michael G. Connelly, state Rep. Mike Fortner, Naperville Councilman Kevin M. Coyne, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Aurora Alderman Rick Mervine, Naperville Councilwomen Patty Gustin and Judith Brodhead, and DuPage County Board Member Tonia Khouri.