Jay’s note: I’ve invited virtually every candidate running for Gilbert Town Council and Gilbert Mayor to guest author here. John Sentz is the fourth to respond (see all Gilbert Mayor/Council guest posts here). The Gilbert primaries are March 10. Please, get out and vote! Local elected officials have far more influence over your daily life than anyone in Washington, yet historically voter turnout for these elections is abysmal.
Given the current economic environment, the Gilbert Town Council requires experienced leadership. The recent emergency landing of flight 1549 on the Hudson River best demonstrates the value of experience. Had the pilots been less experienced, the results may not have been so positive. There is no substitute for experience. I have over 30 years of experience in a leadership role in both industry and the military. I managed multi- million dollar projects for a large corporation. As a project manager, I was responsible for managing to the budget while meeting a demanding delivery schedule and achieving continuously improving quality goals. During my service as a military officer, I served in a leadership role where I was responsible for a large number of people. I received numerous awards in recognition of my leadership ability.
I have been an active volunteer on the Gilbert Planning Commission for four years. I served as the founding Chair of the Gilbert Veterans Day committee for two years and continue to serve as a committee member. I am a graduate of Gilbert Leadership and served on the board of Directors for three years. These years of service to our Town have not only educated me in the operations of various aspects of the Town and various organizations but have enabled me to give back to our community. This background and experience, coupled with my leadership role in various not for profit organizations has prepared me to serve our Town as a member of your Town Council. My service and experience are reflected in the endorsements of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, Gilbert Small Business Alliance and The Arizona Republic.
If elected, I will work to ensure we are able to attract the businesses we need to build a strong and diversified economic base, obtain a more diversified input from residents on issues in the Town and achieve accountability in our Government. Your vote for John Sentz is a vote for Leadership, Experience, Ability and Community Commitment. Please mark your ballot for John Sentz for Gilbert Town Council.
More info is at www.sentzforcouncil.com