Name: Richard Vincent Hill
Party Affiliation: Independent
Office Desired: Youngstown Mayor
Occupation: President at Prism Insurance LLC and Divison Supervisor at the City of Youngstown’s Clerk of Courts
Education: Masters in Public Administration (M.P. A) 2004
My education and professional background makes me uniquely qualified for the office of Mayor. Along with having a Masters in Public Administration and 21 years experience in the pubic sector, I am the President and founder of Prism Insurance LLC.
What are your priorities for your community?
My priorities for the community consists of creating a civic infrastructure so citizens can live better quality of life and position Youngstown for economic success. This civic infrastructure is based on three principles: crime prevention, improving public services and fiscal responsibility. Crime prevention starts with having a fully staffed police department and paying officers competitive wages to attract and maintain talent. Also, a long term crime initiative backed by data and research will be implemented to identify environmental factors that influence the seriousness and longevity of crime problems to ultimately prevent future occurrences. Public services will embrace new technologies that will provide more efficient services that focus on the citizens needs.
What policies, if any, will you support to promote diversity and inclusion in your community?
Along with having a diverse and inclusive staff, I will create within the Economic Development and Community Planning Department an Economic Inclusion and Diversity contracting initiative to increase the diversity of firms awarded city contracts. Also, a Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee will be formed to promote appreciation, acceptance, and respect for Youngstown’s diverse cultural community.
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