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In Their Own Words: Meet 1st Ward Aldermanic Candidate Zachary J. Ploppert

Here's a brief autobiography of First Ward aldermanic candidate Zac Ploppert, who is running against Chuck Brown and Esther Barclay.

At 20 years old, I am a life-long resident of Geneva and yet another generation of my family making a life for themselves in this great community.

I graduated from Geneva High School in 2008 and am currently a junior at Northern Illinois University studying elementary education. It is a dream of mine to one day teach here in our wonderful School District.

I have enjoyed the privilege of serving our community in a variety of ways. I've been a member of the city of Geneva's Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPAC) since September 2009, I've been a member of the Board of Directors of the Geneva Community Chest since March 2010, and I represent the city of Geneva on the Fit4Kane program, which works in concert with Delnor Hospital and communities throughout Kane County to promote healthy lifestyles and more-active living.

During the past 20 years, I have seen Geneva grow and develop by leaps and bounds while still keeping our roots and traditions. When you talk with me, I will always be upfront and honest with you. Whether you are my best friend, a family member, or someone I just met in the neighborhood, I will always tell you my honest viewpoint and ask for yours.

I will do my best to gather all of my constituents’ opinions on key issues and represent those opinions on the City Council. I come to the City Council with no preconceived political agenda, just my dedication to represent the First Ward and the citizens of Geneva on the City Council with new energy and fresh perspective that the council needs and the citizens deserve.

With new energy and fresh perspective, I will help lead Geneva into the 21st century while staying firmly rooted in our history and traditions. 

Editor's note: Geneva Patch invited candidates in local contested races—for Park Board, School Board and City Council seats—to tell us a little bit about themselves in 300 words or less. Candidates also are invited to submit a final essay prior to the election.

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