I was extremely pleased to hear that Greg Marsey is running for village trustee as a member of the New Leadership Party. We have been neighbors and friends for several years and I have served with him on our Condo Association Board. His calm and diplomatic demeanor at board meetings never ceases to amaze me. I have seen him continually give of his time and energy freely to maintain and improve our vintage building. Greg is the motivating factor for projects, is the go-to guy for coordinating those projects and also volunteers many, many hours of his time to make sure our outdoor landscaping looks its best. He definitely values the historic aspect of our building and also all of Oak Park. Greg is one of the founding members of HOCA (Harlem-Ontario Community Association) which took up the gauntlet to ensure sensible development at that site and has worked tirelessly to that end. It was because of this group and the resulting attendance at village hall meetings that Greg decided the village decision-makers no longer had the community in their best interests and felt compelled to help bring some sanity to our future development. So if you value all that is good about Oak Park and want to preserve and enhance it, vote for Greg Marsey on April 5th to be your voice in village government.