Elect Tom Santelli for Boone County Commissioner
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Tom Santelli has proudly served Boone County as a Boone County Councilman for the last four years and is looking forward to serving the county as a Boone County Commissioner. Santelli understands how valuable experience is at any level of public office and brings with him a multidimensional background of experience and expertise that is imperative at this level of public service.
Santelli’s background in Public and Environmental Affairs, Corporate Planning and his leading the Research, Development and Engineering for Owens-Illinois, Great Northern Nekoosa, Georgia-Pacific and Weyerhaeuser speaks to his well-respected commitment to excellence. Santelli has designed, engineered, built and managed more than four state-of-the-art research and development centers in addition to medium- and large-scale manufacturing operations.
Santelli serves on the county’s budget committee, chairs the Wage and Salary committee and serves as the budget liaison to the Sheriff, Courts, 911 Call Center and Clerk’s office in addition to having responsibilities for the Commissioner, CCD, Bond Payments and Key Bank Building budgets. Additionally, Santelli serves on the Boone County Drug Task Force, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Probation and Community Corrections Board, JDAI Juvenile Diversion and Intervention Board and other important organizations benefiting our Boone County Communities.
Santelli has met and exceeded his commitment to voters, ensuring improved court safety; improved Key Bank, Probation and Community Corrections safety; improved school safety through SROs and funding; jail safety through proper staffing and improved technology; improved public safety through staffing; training and technology advancements; improved transparency through our enhanced countywide government website; enhanced data and crime reporting; the hiring of an animal control officer; and environmental advancements, such as the geothermal HVAC and recirculating systems in the jail. In 2017, Santelli received the “Business Partner of the Year Award” from the Zionsville First Responders.
“Over my term, we [county commissioners] will be focusing on expanding our jail and optimizing the facilities we own and manage,” Santelli explained. “We will continue our focus, accelerating our economic development, implementing and growing our regional transportation plans, improving roads and bridges and bringing together improved quality of life projects, including the Big 4 Trail, parks, recreation, Little League and arts and community centers for concerts and conventions.”
In addition, Santelli pledged to continue his efforts on advancing public safety and health initiatives, real estate developments and technological advancements that benefit the business and residential sectors throughout the county.
“We will continue advancing our public health and healthcare options within the county and the Sheriff’s operations,” he stated. “We will also continue the implementation of LEED technologies in our commercial and residential developments, automating payment systems and working to enhance resource recovery options throughout the county. As a Boone County Councilman, I have focused on building consensus, teamwork, integrity, service before self and the pursuit of excellence. And these will remain my focus as I look forward to serving our county as Commissioner.”