Three seats are open on the River Forest village board with three candidates running for office. What follows was supplied to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com by the candidates.

Carmela Corsini

Currently serves as Assistant to the Village Manager, Village of Elmwood Park

Current or previous elected office(s) you have run for:
None

Running independently

Primary reason for running:
I have been a very active volunteer in this community, and have spent the last 20 years of my career as both a Municipal Finance Director and an Assistant to a Village Manager. Because of my professional background and my previous experience with many volunteer organizations in the village, I believe I have the skills to help move River Forest forward.

We need to face the unique challenges and opportunities that lie ahead using a common sense, collaborative approach to decision making. Focusing on economic development, providing efficient and effective delivery of services, and ensuring fiscal responsibility are some of the biggest challenges facing the next Board. River Forest is a great place to live, and I am excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact in the process.

Colleen Horrigan

At home mom of four children and former CPA.

Education:
St Luke School and Trinity High School Graduate
Graduate of Boston College, Bachelor of Science, Concentration: Accounting

Community/Political experience:
River Forest Park District, Commissioner, Treasurer and President
River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball Board, Treasurer
St. Luke Parish Finance Council
St Luke Parish School Board
St Luke Parish School Finance Committee and Development Committee Chair
St Luke Parish Baptismal Committee

Other/Professional Experience:
Ernst and Young, Chicago and Philadelphia Audit Division
St Joseph Hospital, Reading, PA., Financial Analyst
Bornemann Health Corporation, Reading, PA., Controller

Primary reason for running:
Redevelopment of Lake Street Corridor, as well as North Avenue Corridor and Madison Street Corridor.
Maintaining a balanced budget in these trying economic times without sacrificing services.

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