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Tim Slisz

Finishing his third term on the Village board, he looks forward to another 4 years serving the residents of the village.  In his 12 years he’s worked to:

  • Secure federal and state funding for major road rehabilitation to High Street, Main Street and West Church Street

  • Complete the Main Steet four corners design plan

  • Update the Village Comprehensive plan

  • Review and update the Village Sign Code

  • Keep all budgets within the state mandated 2% tax cap while not diminishing Village services

  • Develop the Historic Preservation Commission

  • Secure the construction of a cellular tower to assure a steady source of revenue for future Village budgets

Tim has worked to make the Village board an accessible form of government where residents can communicate concerns in an open, friendly manner.  Tim was part of the hiring of two chiefs of police, foreman of DPW, building inspector and Village manager.   Tim is currently working on a comprehensive review and evaluation of the sanitary sewer system to establish a repair and maintenance program for the aging system. 

Tim grew up in Fairport, graduated in 1982 and has been a teacher in the school district for 28 years.   He has fostered many children and provided them the opportunity to become the fine adults they are today.  Tim would like your vote and support to continue his commitment to our Village. 

 

 

Matt Brown, M.D.

Current Employment: Family Physician, Unity Family Medicine at Saint Mary's (employed since 2005); I also have worked one half-day per week at Park Ridge Chemical Dependency since 2015, helping people to break their opioid addictions.


Community involvement: 

-First Unitarian Church (member, educator in religious education program, and working as a lay minister to write and deliver parts of the worship service)

-Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN): an interfaith organization that provides temporary housing for families experiencing homelessness through a rotating roster of churches in the area; for the last three years Matt and his wife Amber have been in charge of setting up/breaking down the kitchen and groceries that will feed the families for the week they will spend at First Unitarian Church.

-Sunday Suppers at Saint Joe's: cooking meals for 60-80 people experiencing poverty and/or homelessness, once every 6-8 weeks, at Saint Joseph's Community Center on South Ave in Rochester

-No One Left Behind: organization that provides housing, employment and cultural adaptation to Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters who are immigrating to the US on Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). Amber and I have given driving lessons, organized donations for furniture and housewares.  We have acted as liaisons for families who have immigrated from Afghanistan, helping them to navigate such tasks as enrolling in school, maintaining housing, setting up bank accounts and getting to know their new community.

-University of Rochester Medical School: serving as unpaid/adjunct faculty, I welcome second-year medical students (one per year) into my practice for a weekly half-day session in a nine-month longitudinal experience, in which they learn how to apply the medical theory they learn in class to the treatment of actual patients. 

-Dumbledore's Army: co-founder of an Indivisible group that meets monthly on shifting political and social justice topics, focusing our education, donation and volunteering to help protect those things that are in danger of being undone in the current political climate.

-Young Justice: co-founder of an Indivisible group for young people (ages 8-13) that meets semi-monthly and educates on political topics such as climate change, charity water, and how to determine fake news from real. To date, this group has also raised over $1000 for such charitable causes as Foodlink, Generation 2, and No One Left Behind.

-Jefferson Avenue Elementary School Reading Program: co-organizer of the yearly, month-long Reading Program, encouraging and challenging kids ages K-5th grade to develop and nurture a love of reading. Responsibilities include writing/performing/taping a kickoff video, organizing an incentive structure for participants, graphic design of visual materials for advertising (posters, bookmarks, handouts), and writing/performing in the end-of-program assembly.

-Jefferson Avenue Elementary School PTA: served in a variety of volunteer roles, including as medical staff for evening activities (Hoedown, Fifth Grade Finale, Family Fun Night, etc), Book Fair volunteer, room parenting, facilitating and Odyssey Of The Mind team, and PTA movie nights. 

-#VotingIsAVitalSign: developed and marketed a strategy for primary care physicians to enable their patients to become registered to vote; currently endorsed by family practice organizations in New York, California, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Utah.

-YMCA: youth basketball coach

-EMR team: serving on volunteer committee tasked with improving use of electronic medical record for employees of Rochester Regional Health System

 

Reason for running:

While I've always been politically opinionated and outspoken, it was only recently that it became apparent that this was not enough: if you wish to enact change, you have to be politically active as well. Through my work with the Indivisible group Dumbledore's Army, I discovered a passion for organizing people, finding one person with a need and others with a gift and helping them to make a connection that benefits our community. That passion helped myself and my co-candidates to run an extremely competitive race for seats on Perinton Town Board last year, ultimately coming within a very close margin of victory. This year, I look forward to providing a progressive voice on the Fairport Village Board.

 

Objectives when elected:

Communication

- Fairport government should communicate often, accurately and transparently with it’s citizens and businesses.

- Up to date meeting agendas should be posted online so that citizens can know what to expect at meetings.

- The village’s website and social media information should be correct and timely.

Economic Development

- The village must develop a small business friendly environment which encourages the creation and growth of  Fairport businesses.

- Create incentives for the elimination  or development of long vacant commercial structures which hold back adjacent neighborhoods.

- Create incentives to development of vacant “zombie” housing causing unsafe conditions for neighboring homes.

Public Safety

- Enforce speed limits through use of radar speed signs, temporary speed humps and other means to keep our village walkable and bikeable.

- Mark and maintain crosswalks, employ solar powered signs and flashing beacons to notify motorists of pedestrian crossing the street in high traffic areas.

Infrastructure Maintenance

- Sidewalk and road repairs caused by sewer lateral pipe damage paid by the village, not the homeowner, saving homeowners thousands of dollars.

- The crumbling Thomas Creek Bridge, running under North Main Street ,is listed as the 7th most unsafe bridge in Monroe County and needs immediate attention.

- Regular repair and replace schedules for roadways, sidewalks and other infrastructure maintenance.

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