Val’s priorities during her next term on the McLean County Board include:
Maintain Our Infrastructure
Time and again, the county has kicked the maintenance can down the road. Costly emergency repairs have been the result. Val will save taxpayer money by addressing problems now before they get out of control.
Establish an HR Department
Our 800+ county employees are the backbone of county government. Unfortunately, the county’s ability to staff basic positions — let alone specialized ones — has worsened throughout the years. Val proposes creating a human resources department and exploring other ways to support our hardworking employees and attract new talent.
Invest in Money-Saving Initiatives
With rising energy costs, we’re all feeling the pinch. When county buildings require repair or equipment needs replacing, energy-efficient solutions save the county — and by extension, you — money.
Limit Waste Being Shipped Out of County
When the McLean County landfill closed five years ago, the county began shipping its garbage and other waste to Livingston County at a higher cost. Val wants to invest in recycling and composting efforts at county-run facilities to reduce the money spent to transport our waste.