Six candidates vie for four seats in Guilderland

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Emilio Genzano


I have been a resident of the district for over twenty years and have been an active community member in youth and school activities. My wife and I have three children, Emilio Jr. (2009 Graduate), Joseph (Special Needs) and Maria (Westmere). I am presently employed at Albany Medical center as the assistant Vice President of Engineering and Construction. My background includes over twenty years of commercial construction experience, construction planning and budget control and reporting. As a father of three children I understand that a good and appropriate education can be attained regardless of the level of ability or disability. I have served on the Guilderland Pop warner board for ten years and assisted in the formation of the Guilderland Challenger Football Division for children with disabilities.

What motivated you to run for school board? Share my background and experiences in the vision of our district.

What skill set do you bring to the board? The ability to listen with a broad range of community background from youth and school organizations.

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish? My hope is to work with the board as a whole so we converse with our diverse backgrounds and come to a unified and complete resolution.

What is you opinion of the 2010-11 school budget? The 2010-11 budget is one of transition. We have to remain focused on the results of our decisions in preparation for next year's challenges.

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As an appointed member my first six months have been all I could have imagined. Listening to all the different perspectives has given me a unique look at our community. The word tradition has many meanings. Our challenge as a board is to exhibit respect for each of the traditions presented to us and foster them into a positive direction for our district. The children are our future and we are obligated to provide them the ability to develop sound decision making skills, respect for themselves and others and becoming good citizens.

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