I am Troy Parlier and I am running for Oswego Village President! I have had the privilege to live and raise my family in Oswego for 24 years. Originally from the Peoria area, I graduated from Bradley University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. I worked in the financial industry for 20 years. The first 10 years I worked in technology and then moved to business development and management for the next 10. I enjoyed my career in the private sector but felt a calling to become a teacher. I felt I could make a difference in the lives of our children. I went back to school and received my Masters in teaching from Aurora University. I have now been teaching for 12 years and currently teach 8th grade math at Thompson Junior High. I am indebted to this community for the opportunities that it has provided. I believe our village leadership has moved away from the core values that have made our Village strong and look forward to returning our local government to a responsible and responsive partner to our residents. Listening to our residents and working cooperatively with our intergovernmental partners to serve the needs of our community should be our priority. Our investment should prioritize people, not projects. I look to restore the partnership with our residents and place their interests first.