Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday to decide who to elect for the Trenton Public Schools Board of Education.
There are two spots open on the board and three candidates running. Wayne Sieloff is one of those candidates.
If elected, this would be Sieloff's third term as board member.
The following information was provided by Wayne Sieloff:
Sieloff, 45, is currently serving his second term on the board of education. He attended Hedke Elementary School and graduated from Trenton High School.
He and his wife, Lori, of 15 years are longtime Trenton residents. They have three children ages 7, 10, and 13, who each attend Trenton Public Schools. Next school year they will have a child in Anderson Elementary, Arthurs Middle School, and Trenton High School.
Sieloff has earned a bachelor of ccience, bachelor of architecture, and a master of architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He is a registered architect licensed in the State of Michigan and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
Sieloff said his architectural influence can be seen throughout Trenton: Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, Trenton Theatre, and St. Timothy Church.
Sieloff is employed by the Wayne County Airport Authority as vice president of strategic planning and development. He has earned the distinction of an accredited airport executive by the American Association of Airport Executives.
From 1997 to 1999, Sieloff served as mayor of Trenton. He has also served in the capacity of city councilman, planning commissioner, Downtown Development Authority member and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority member.
Sieloff is actively involved in the community including currently serving as cubmaster of cub scout pack 1722 chartered by St. Paul Lutheran Church in Trenton.
Why run for school board?
"I am a proud champion of our community and our schools. I wish to continue my dedicated leadership in Trenton - striving to provide the best education for our students and placing Trenton students first. Our schools are one of Trenton's greatest assets. Achieving excellence in every aspect of our schools is essential to our students' future success and our taxpayers achieving greatest return on our investment."
What are your plans for the school board? What would you do if elected? Anything specific?"I will continue to vote in the best interest of Trenton's students in every decision I make as a Board Member. I believe that by collaboratively working with all educational and community stakeholders that together we can overcome the financial stress being placing on Michigan's school districts. My goal is to position Trenton Public Schools as one of the top 10 districts in Michigan by the year 2020."
What can voters expect from you as a school board member?"If re-elected as Trustee, residents can be guaranteed that I will utilize my background as community servant, my proactive strategic thinking skills, my experience in fiscal management, and my drive - to make Trenton Schools the Best."