MADISON– In a prepared statement, Madison Borough Council candidate, John F. Hoover of Overhill Drive, states his support for the current Council’s fiscal policies and looks forward to working with running mate, Council President Carmela Vitale of Myrtle Avenue, on efforts to revitalize Madison’s downtown business district and to develop policies that that encourage home owners and developers to maintain Madison’s stock of historic homes and affordable neighborhoods.
Hoover stated, “I am pleased and honored to have been nominated to run for a seat on the Madison Borough Council. I believe that my years of community service and professional experience will allow me to serve Madison as an effective Council member. I am prepared to spend all the time and energy required of a Council member and look forward to continued service to Madison.
Carmela and her colleagues on Council have given us five years of fiscally responsible government, and I look forward to working with them in the coming years. Budgets are now well under control, municipal tax increases have been kept to a minimum, our AAA credit rating has been protected and borough services are improved. We want this all to continue.”
“I am extremely excited to have John run with me this year,” stated Ms. Vitale. We know how hard John will work as a councilman for Madison. His record of volunteerism in the community is unparalleled. He currently serves as a DDC Commissioner and as its Secretary, as well as Chair of its Sign and Façade Committee. And there is seldom a Thursday in summer when he cannot be found volunteering at the Madison Farmer’s Market.
John Hoover is Chair of Madison’s Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, a member of the Borough’s recently formed Economic Revitalization Committee, the Board of Education’s Budget Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Board of the Madison Alliance Addressing Substance Abuse (MAASA). He is also is Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the TriTown 55+ Coalition, a member of the Rotary Club of Madison, and is the Chair of the Madison Elks Drug Awareness Committee and has also served as President of the Madison Board of Health and served on the Borough’s Strategic Planning Operations Committee.”
Hoover stated, “I am a results oriented, enterprising and highly accomplished professional. My experience in public and private sector delivery of financial services strategies, operations and compliance spans the globe, including positions as a Senior Vice President at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as Southeast Asia and Greater China Regional Project Manager for the American International Group. I established Citibank’s ten state West Coast regional sales and service office providing global and domestic custody and master trust services. As a Senior Director with the LoBue Group, an international management consulting firm, I designed, reengineered and managed numerous banking operations platforms across an extensive international service base, including Brazil and the Middle East.”
With a lifelong commitment to putting service above self, John Hoover developed and initiated the Madison Rotary Club’s Friends of Rotary program, served on the Club’s Board of Directors, Strategic Planning, Membership Development and Service Projects Committees, to name a few, and chaired its By-Laws Committee in addition to leading numerous efforts including the Club’s 2015 fundraising projects for Maggie Doyne’s blinknow.org and for Officer Dave Cuozzo. John has also been a dedicated volunteer at the Market Street Mission.
Hoover concluded, “I look forward to using my skills, experience, community spirit and activism to provide a vital link to strengthening our town’s foundations and a commitment to Madison’s citizens to work together to define common goals. I will also promote communication, issue awareness and education, as well as open and thoughtful discussion of issues and concerns to address the needs of Madison.”