Candidate for Poland Village Council at Large: Martha Morgan

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Name: Martha Morgan
Age: 62
Party Affiliation: Independent
Office Desired: Poland Village Council at Large
Occupation: Youngstown CityScape, Development Director
Education: BA Barnard College, Columbia University JD CWRU

Qualifications:
Poland Village Council ’18-’21
District 6 Nat Resources Advisory Committee ’18-present
Devel Dir, Youngstown CityScape/WNI ’08-present
Magistrate, Cleveland Muni Court ’98-’05
Asst Dir of Law, Code & Enviro Enforcement, City of Cleveland ’91-’95

What are your priorities for your community?
I believe that Poland Village Council has two ongoing priorities. The first priority relates to function, including street repair, safety, and revenue generation for projects. Our community requires our combined efforts to address careful budget management, define our shared goals, and explore funding sources for community projects. Managing our existing infrastructure and facilities, and the constant and consistent application of existing ordinances, makes for functional government.

The second priority involves the process of how the Council performs its functions and serves its constituents. I am committed to transparency and open communication between constituents and Village government. I am always encouraging community input and exploring ways to open channels of communication.

What policies, if any, will you support to promote diversity and inclusion in your community?
As the only woman currently serving on Poland Village Council, I fully support all forms of inclusion and diversity. I am open to policies that promote accessibility and fairness. On Council’s Legislation Committee, it is part of our responsibility to review and update our ordinances. We conduct reviews and amend language to ensure ordinances that make Poland Village a welcoming community for all.

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