Letter: Dave Anderson is ready to lead

By on March 26, 2009

I am writing today to give my full endorsement to Dave Anderson for village president.

I had the privilege to serve on the Elburn Village Board from 1999-2007. In that time period we accomplished a great deal in Elburn under the awesome leadership of Jim Willey and an amazing group of very dedicated village trustees and village staff.

It’s time for change in our community, and I feel that Dave Anderson is ready to lead. He has an enormous amount of governmental leadership experience unmatched by any other candidate running for this office. He also has the unique distinction of a family involvement in this community for many years.

We all knew Dave when we popped into the local grocery store to pick up a few items. Dave has a pulse on the community like none other. I would also share a personal note: Dave was my landlord for my growing business over the years. My company occupied the second floor of the grocery for several years.

Dave was always supportive of my small business. Even though we were always able to pay the rent on time, if we were there now under these economic times and might be a bit late, I know that Dave would be willing (to) work with us. Dave is a true friend of small business.

Our community has grown a lot over the past number of years. Our revenues have declined dramatically over the past couple of years, as have most communities across Chicagoland. Economic stewardship is required now more than ever. What better person to do that than someone who has met a payroll and understands budgets and how to manage them.

I love this community with all my heart. My wife and I just built a new house in Blackberry Creek. I tell her that they will have to carry me out of our dream house, and that’s the truth. When I look at Elburn and what is going to be required over the next coming years to help guide our village, Dave Anderson is a slam dunk in my view.

I hope that you will agree. Please be sure to vote on April 7 for village president, as well as filling three very important village trustee positions.

Jeffrey Metcalf
Former village trustee
Elburn