YOUR CANDIDATES FOR  2018

                          Larry LA RONDE

Council President Larry La Ronde has lived in NP for 15 years, with his wife Tracy. He believes in bring positive change to the community through active engagement with the residents of the Borough. As a leader in the Mayors Special Events Committee, he helped organize the July 4th Parade and Fireworks event and chairs the Santa comes to Town event. He has helped spearhead the Borough Wide Yard Sale event. 
He has led the Borough’s effort to redevelop the Recreation Dept. Adult programs, supervising the Adult softball & volleyball leagues and served as Site Supervisor for K-2 soccer, 5th & 6th grade basketball. 
He has been an active volunteer for NPHS Project Graduation for the last 6 years. Larry has served as liaison to the Shade Tree Advisory Board, Rent Stabilization, Library Committee, Board of Parks & Recreation, Mayors Special Events Committee. He currently serves as chairperson to the Municipal Alliance and Youth Services Committees. He is a member of the NP Lions Club, past President of the NP Democratic Club. 
He served three years in the United States Navy, earning a Specialist 
Award and Letter of Appreciation. Larry initiated an annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Library Memorial to Honor our veterans. He currently works as Manager for a printing company.

                              Wendy SCHAEFER 

Councilwomen Wendy Schaefer brings her experience in customer service, credit management and information technology to work for the residents of North Plainfield. Wendy is committed to improving Borough outreach services and raising awareness of existing services, encouraging volunteerism, communications and promoting the downtown business district. 
Wendy and her husband Eddie, have lived in North Plainfield for 14 years. She is an active member of the North Plainfield Historical Preservation Commission. Wendy is the Council liaison to the Rent Stabilization Board, and the Library Advisory Committee. She actively volunteers helping stray animals and participates in numerous Borough events. Wendy was instrumental in the development of the Trap, Neuter, and Return Ordinance for Feral cats. She is a strong advocate of the Vacant Property Ordinance. She currently works as an Applications Developer for a major insurance company. Wendy has been a proven problem solver in her professional life, implementing the use of new technology, dealing with customer issues and balancing department budgets. Working with the Administration and Council, Wendy has provided a fresh perspective with innovative ideas and she continues to look forward to working with residents for the benefit of the Borough.

                                  Everett MERRILL

Everett has lived in our Borough for 26 years. His wife Peg is a substitute teacher in the district and has been active in leadership roles in the PTO and PTA. Among her responsibilities was to coordinate the annual Project Graduation program within the North Plainfield school organization. His sons Frank and Steven attended the North Plainfield school system. 
Everett has over 20 years’ experience in the public relations and communications field. 
He has a proven track record in strategic communications and media relations, including website development, public affairs and advocacy, special events and community relations. Everett has expertise in senior executive counseling, issues management, strategic planning, goal setting, results analysis, staffing and budget management. 
Before his appointment to the Council in 2009, Everett was locally involved with the parks and recreation Commission. He served as a Soccer coach and currently serves on the Special Events Committee helping to coordinate the 4th of July parade and the annual fireworks event.

                              Doug SINGLETERRY

Councilman Doug Singleterry has lived in NP since age 13. An attorney, he received a J.D. from New York Law School and B.A. in economics from Drew University. 
On the Council, Doug has focused on issues ranging from economic development to sustainability. He has worked with the EDC to expand tax incentives for structural building improvements and allow for greater mix use in the business district. He spearheaded the borough's success in obtaining statewide Sustainable Jersey certification; design a sustainability element for the Master Plan; and the Energy Aggregation program that helped residents save on utility costs. 
Doug received the Service to the Community Award from the State Bar Association for his work as Chapter Chair of the former Tri-County Red Cross. He is the co-author of the treatise New Jersey Uniform Commercial Code, wrote a peer reviewed article on the international law of genocide, and has been a contributor for The Hill. He also has experience as a Municipal Prosecutor and is a past President of the Somerset County Governing Officials Association.

                                        Aimee CORZO

Aimee and her husband Tony moved to North Plainfield five years ago after falling in love with the borough’s quaint atmosphere and diversity. Since then, she has served as a member of the Architectural Review Board and Planning Board. She has recently been appointed to fill a vacated seat on the council. 
Aimee is a college professor who has taught for the English Department at Middlesex County College for thirty years, volunteering and serving as member and chair of many committees including technology and hiring committees. She is a part time real estate agent. She has served as member and vice president of Edison Township Board of Education, member and chair of that town’s Ethics Board, as well as Democratic Committee person. Aimee also volunteered in various capacities and served on a parent advisory board of her two grown children’s schools for many years. 
Through her membership and cooperation on these, Aimee has acquired crucial knowledge of large-scale budgets, contract negotiations, as well as needed judgment and temperament to serve the public. She brings these talents to North Plainfield with the same enthusiasm and sense of community that has guided her in the past.