Ahead of this spring’s municipal elections, the Carroll County Times has asked candidates to provide information on themselves and their priorities. Their responses are listed here in full.
Manchester Town Council member Vincent Pacelli is running for re-election unopposed — as are Mayor Ryan Warner and Councilwoman Jennifer Miller. Here are Pacelli’s responses.
What is your profession (and years experience), current employment (and how many years), education, community groups involved in (and in what role), past political experience, and years (approximately) you’ve lived in Manchester?
I am presently the executive director for Tender Care Pregnancy Consultation Services, serving in this role since December 2017. Prior to Tender Care I spent 25 years with the Baltimore City Police Department and seven years with the Carroll County Sheriff’s office among othe r positions. I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Mt. St. Mary’s University and am a member of the Knights of Columbus. I have served on the Manchester Town Council for eight years and have lived in Manchester for 25 years.
Why do you want to serve in this role?
I enjoy public service, and through the Town Council I can serve my local community.
How do you plan to represent your municipality’s interests in the county government?
I will work to ensure that County Government does not forget about our local municipalities, that our voice is heard.
Name something you would begin working to accomplish as soon as your first week on the job.
Having been in office for eight years, I will continue to watch the bottom line, work to improve services, and address constituent needs.
What skills do you have to offer constituents that other candidates might not?
I have extensive leadership experience. From small organizations to large ones, and in both the public and private sectors.
What one thing would you most like to see changed?
No response given.
What are your campaign priorities?
Public safety, fiscal responsibility, and constituent services.
Are there any ways you intend to work with the newly formed Manchester Planning & Event Committee?
The Manchester Planning and Event Committee has my total support with a view of making Manchester a must visit destination.