What to know about Roscoe trustee candidate Mike Sima
Michael Sima would like to see changes in the way the Village of Roscoe does business.
“I am running to breathe new life into a village board that has stopped listening to the residents. I want the village to grow and flourish in a way that won’t stress our schools or alienate portions of the population.”
Sima has been a resident of Roscoe since 2009. He has degrees in management and marketing as well as in pharmacy and health care administration. He has been working in the biotech industry for the last 30 years.
Sima and his wife have been married for 32 years. They have one son who graduated from Hononegah in 2014.
“It is understandable that you can’t please all of the people all of the time, but you can make information available and listen to the constituency so they can feel they matter and their voices are heard.”
Sima wants to work towards restoring the broken trust in the Village Board through transparency. He is hopeful that members of the community will take a more active role so that they are equally represented. “I will put resident’s concerns before special interest groups, do research and make independent decisions.”
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Sima said he will return phone calls and make himself available at Village Hall to discuss anyone’s concerns. “Residents who attend meetings will be welcomed and encouraged to address the board.”
“Is there awareness of the long-term comprehensive plan for the village? If there is one, it hasn’t been made available to residents.”
“Without a plan in place, how can the village move forward and grow when decisions become a free-for-all voted on by a block that puts special interest groups first?”
“I am not a politician and never intended to run for trustee. I, as well as the candidates I am running with, feel our voices aren’t being heard, and that there is zero communication between the board and the community.”