WHAT WILL BE YOUR TOP PRIORITIES WHEN MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO THE FRANKFORT PLANT BOARD?
The Frankfort Plant Board is a community’s asset, and everyone should have a voice. The first mission should always be to deliver reliable utilities at the lowest possible cost to ratepayers. Frankfort is fortunate to have control over our utilities, and it will allow us to better compete in the future.
When it is time to appoint a new director to the Frankfort Plant Board, my priority will be to address areas of expertise that may be lacking. Once areas of need are determined, I will seek candidates with those backgrounds first. There should be some base level of knowledge and perspective to help guide the organization and staff.
We need a board that can anticipate and adapts to rapidly changing consumer needs. This is especially true of the internet, cable, telephone, and security services. Emphasis will be placed on candidates who understand the importance of world-class internet capabilities so Frankfort can better compete for workers, jobs, and residents.
Next will be whether the new member would balance the board to reflect the makeup of the community so that we have a mixture of viewpoints from throughout the city. An understanding of how we can best serve the needs of the entire community will be critical.
My goal for the Frankfort Plant Board is to have a well-functioning board of directors that represents the entire community and focuses on FPB’s primary mission of managing our utilities at a reasonable cost.