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Q & A with Sue Lombardi

10/27/2015 03:58PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Q: How long have you lived in Oxford Borough?

A: My family moved to Oxford in the summer of 1996

Q: How long have you served on Oxford Borough Council?

A:I am currently serving my second term on Council. This is my eight year.

Q: During your time on borough council, how have you helped make a difference for residents?

A: I have had the pleasure of serving on Council for the past eight years. I realized early on during my time on council that it is a team effort to make change. I have been fortunate to be part of significant improvements to the Borough, such as the three streetscape projects and the new police station. We have created and revised numerous ordinances that have moved us forward such as the Historic Architecture Review Board and parking regulations. We have made safety a priority and will continue to do so

Q: Can you tell us about your professional background?

A:I have a BA in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After college, I went to work with the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families. I was employed by the Chester County Children Youth and Families for 11years, and worked in the capacity of caseworker, supervisor and manager. While there, I earned my Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College and subsequently obtained my Social Work license from the State of Pennsylvania. I was hired by the Chester County Intermediate Unit in 1999. In my current role, I supervise the Intermediate Unit’s licensed Clinical Treatment Programs (both Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol) and school-based mental health programs.

Q: What other qualifications, professional experiences, or service to the community should voters know about?

A: I take an active role in my daughter's extra-curricular activities, and I am currently serving as the president of the parent organization for her All Star Cheer Gym. I am charged with organizing the CCIU crisis response team and the reunification team for Chester County.

Q: What would be some of your priorities if you were re-elected to Oxford Borough Council?

A: The safety of our residents is always a priority. That covers a broad spectrum of issues. I am eager to continue to plug away at some of our more difficult issues, such as sidewalks and parking. Another priority is to continue to support the efforts of our business district in bringing new businesses to town.