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  • Ellen D Gnandt
    (Rep)

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    Chad Kilby
    (Rep)

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    Keith Meeker
    (Rep)

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Campaign Phone (570) 994-7189
Website http://NONE
Campaign email egnandt@ptd.net
Education Masters in Business Administration Bachelor of Science Accounting Certified Public Accountant
Current Occupation Certified Pubic Accountant
Qualifications for Office Hands on experience in local government entities. Served as Commissioner Pocono Township 2016-2017 Serve as Auditor Paradise Township Serve as Accountant Polk Township Served as Treasurer, Greene Township 2011-2012
As the only candidate with a strong background in government finances and regulations, I believe thoughtful long-range planning and forecasting is imperative to hold down costs while still providing necessary public services and maintaining healthy capital reserves. I would support an Amusement tax as well as a non-resident earned income tax as alternative sources of revenues to reduce the tax burden on residents. I would promote sound business principles by improving the effectiveness of all team players and making the best use of all our resources. Inefficiency can also come from too much/frivolous regulation. I would seek to limit local law to providing for the health, safety and welfare of everyone and provide for impartial enforcement. My hope is to help the township implement ways to ensure that it is running as cost effectively as possible and the rules that govern are fair and just.
Campaign Phone (570) 350-0431
Campaign email Messages can be sent to me at: www.facebook.com/KilbyforPoconoTownshipCommissioner
Education Bachelors Degree: Occupational Safety and Environmental Health - Millersville University; Masters Degree: Masters in Business Administration- Wilkes University
Current Occupation Safety Manager - SKANSKA USA Building
Qualifications for Office Through my education and work experiences as a Regional Manager for PPL and the Major Construction Project’s I have been on with Skanska: I have developed Strong Business Acumen, Leadership Courage, Operational Efficiencies, and Development of Personnel. As interim Pocono Township Commissioner, I have found my background highly effective in Moving the Township Forward!
The future I envision for Pocono Township is a community that our citizens can be proud to call home and in which businesses seek Pocono Township as a place to conduct business. I feel the key to good local government is for the governing body to conduct constructive debate and work for a common goal. It is key to have individuals with varying perspectives work together without letting personnel agendas hold our community back. Our local government must work relentlessly to bring us together, paving the way for a stronger, more successful Pocono Township. From Boy Scouts to 10 years with Pocono Township Volunteer Fire Company, my passion is my community where I was raised and where I will be raising my family.
Campaign Phone (570) 872-1344
Campaign email keithmeeker240@gmail.com
Education A.S. Criminal Justice
Current Occupation Corrections-Northampton County
Qualifications for Office Pocono Township-Planning Commission (Current) Pocono Township Civil Service Commissioner (Former) 23 year volunteer fire fighter Northampton County-FERT Team
I am a firm believer in that a well balanced board can tackle and absorb more issues together rather than isolated. We all come from different walks of life, I would like to see the infighting of the commissioners ceased and start to rebuild our boards and committees. Pocono Township has grown leaps and bounds since its inception of 1st class, but has such an amazing opportunity as the center of Monroe County. Pocono finds itself in a unique position to move ahead with the times, while preserving our rich history. Following the structure of: Community, Infrastructure & Recreation, gives us this chance.