I love the community in which I live. Oak Ridge is a beautiful community, with long-time, small town appeal. That doesn’t happen by accident. It takes people, living in the area, willing to serve and protect the interests of that community. And, it takes people who share the love of this community and who get involved in the local elections/politics, to ensure those candidates who best serve our community are elected.
On November 7, 2017 Oak Ridge will be electing/re-electing new members to the Oak Ridge Town Council. Let me tell you about one of those candidates. She is my neighbor, the President of the Home Owners Association … and, I believe … the perfect choice. Here’s why:
Ann Schneider is presently a Chair/member of the Historic Preservation Commission and has been since 2010. She has Developed Historic Heritage Grants and her first-ever Explore Historic Oak Ridge event was a tremendous success.
She was a spokesman on the Oak Ridge Land Use Plan Committee (2015-2016). She has been a Board member of the Merchants of Oak Ridge, member of Preservation Oak Ridge, and Oak Ridge Lions Club. As I mentioned earlier, she is currently the Twelve Oaks HOA President, and has been for the last twelve years. As a resident, I can say that there could not be a lovelier place in which to reside and I feel she most certainly has something to do with that.
Ann has also served 10 years on the PTA/PTSO boards; and twice named Volunteer of the Year. She has 25 years of strategic planning and leadership for nonprofits and 25 years of volunteer experience and service.
In all honesty, this information is already available to Oak Ridge residents. But, unless you know Ann and/or have worked with her in some capacity, there are some things about Ann of which you would not know. In my discussions with Ann, I can feel her passion about Oak Ridge and her excitement about the future of Oak Ridge. Ann has all the necessary qualifications to be an outstanding councilwoman, but … she also has a clear-cut vision for Oak Ridge. It’s not a vision of “change” as much as it is of the preservation our historical areas and our small-town feeling, along with engaging the interests of business owners to Oak Ridge. She sets a solid course for the future of Oak Ridge by considering events that might have an adverse effect on Oak Ridge, in the future … and … putting in place options and solutions to alleviate any adversity, before it happens.
So, there you have it … my choice in November. I cannot think of a better person to serve on the Oak Ridge Town Council, than … Ann Schneider.
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Debbie Barth: 10/16/2017 at 6:49pm EST
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