Editor's note: Patch is publishing one candidate statement each day this week from the seven candidates running for Lake Forest City Council. Order of publication is determined by the order in which candidate names will appear on the ballot. This is the statement voters will see on the ballot in November.
Lake Forest City Council Candidate: Kathy Zechmeister
I am running for Lake Forest City Council to bring a fresh new perspective to local leadership.
As an active member of this community, I participated in the growth of Lake Forest starting with its 1990 Cityhood Campaign, the El Toro redevelopment workshops and local park renovations. As a Lake Forest family business owner, I am a strong supporter of local businesses.
I have over 20 years experience with a leading property management company working with boards of directors, cities, and contractors. I provided leadership in transitioning of community parks from the county to the city and am committed to managed growth, future community development and transportation projects in our city.
I have 15 years of volunteer service with my homeowner’s association in various positions working collaboratively with the board providing entry monument enhancements and overall landscape beautification for our neighborhood, and currently volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.
During the past 16 years I raised 5 puppies for Guide Dogs of America, and support the creation of a Lake Forest dog park.
I am excited to work for this great city and its residents, and would be honored to receive your vote. Thank you.
Tomorrow: City Council candidate Jim Gardner