Monica Stark, 1470 Lexington Drive, is running for the office of Vermilion City Council President. This is a two-year term. She currently serves as council-at-large. Stark said of running, “Eight years ago, I decided to run for Council at Large to serve the citizens of our wonderful community. It is important to me to that we as a community support all areas of the community in all ways including upgrading the ageing infrastructure. My experience will allow me to lead in the president’s position with the knowledge I have gained while serving our citizens. My intentions then and still are today to listen to the concerns of the citizens and to serve with Honesty, Compassion and Integrity.”
Stark said among her priorities are “addressing our aging infrastructure (roads, water lines, water plant and the wastewater treatment plant), listening to our citizens’ concerns, growing our commercial tax base by working with businesses to allow them to grow or open in Vermilion, and
serving the entire community equally and with honesty, compassion and integrity.”
Stark said, “Moving forward, council’s biggest challenges will be keeping ahead of the growing need to replace the aging infrastructure. In my years on council, we have begun the long process to upgrade the miles and miles of water lines, we have seen many roads replaced including Sunnyside Road, Vermilion Road, Sanford Street, Hollyview Drive, Douglas Street, Highbridge Road, Route 60, and Liberty (Route 6). When serving as Council President, I plan to continue this progress in upgrading our infrastructure.”
Stark is employed by the Vermilion Local School District as the Assistant to the Treasurer. In her years on Council, she has served on the Health and Safety, Finance, Streets Buildings and Grounds, Vermilion Community Services and Legislative Committees. Since 2004, she has been attending Harbourtown Community Church where she is an active member. She is the mother of six children and one grandson (all who live in Vermilion).