PEGGY DEVOS, TRUSTEE
Why I Ran for Office
My husband and I have called Washington Twp. home since early 2003. Since moving here, we have had one child and have loved and adopted a few dogs into our family. We have enjoyed participating in many activities within the tri-community and in our church, SS. John & Paul Parish.
We continue to have the pleasure of living in an older subdivision in the community. It has enriched our lives by our senior community members that have lived here, plus seeing a new younger generation move in all around us. We moved here because the area, of course, is beautiful with all of its trees and farm land, but more importantly because of the home town feel you get from community members. It just felt like home to us.
The board positions at a local level, I believe, should not be about politics. It should be about the people in the community and doing what’s right for them. I decided to run because it seems as if the communities voice was no longer being heard. It’s more than doing what only a selected number of board members want, but it’s about serving the community and doing and representing what they want.
What I hope to Accomplish During my Term
There are so many wonderful things that I would love to see happen for our community. But I want to make sure that our community is represented with their ideas and their concerns.
I want to address such things as:
- Provide greater services to the community thru our Tri-Community Parks & Recreation.
- Provide a stronger environment for our senior citizen.
- To create a new township site that gives the status of what’s going on in the community.
- To increase the bike trails to be a main source of connecting people.
- Create a better walkable community.
- To locally source out projects to benefit the local small business community and farmers.
- To start having round table discussions with the community members and board members.
Armed with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, I have a passion for design and creating great architectural spaces. Some of my work experience includes design, project management, building industry knowledge, construction documents, bid documents, building codes, project management, design specifications, plus much more. I’ve have spent over 12 years in such aspects of the architectural world as an Architectural Designer, Project Architect, Project Manager, Interior Designer and Department Manager.
In addition to my Architectural experience I also have held the position of a Retail Assistant Store Manager for a few different retail chains, but my customer service was first elevated, in my early years, when I started my career in the Banking Industry. I plan to take all of my work experience and apply them to my Trustee position so that the community will be well informed.
Thank You for the Opportunity to Serve Our Beautiful Community