Quinn announces run for South Whitehall board
Vinny Quinn has announced he is running for South Whitehall Township commissioner.
Quinn has lived in South Whitehall for 34 years with his wife, Joanne, and three sons, who graduated from the Parkland School District.
Having three sons, Quinn says, he was heavily involved in many youth sports activities in South Whitehall.
“It was during these organized sporting events I learned the value of community-based sports and recreation programs, and the importance of raising future leaders,” Quinn said.
Quinn says he is very involved with the all volunteer South Whitehall Greenawalds Fire Department.
“Presently, I serve as president of the Greenawalds Fire Company as well as lieutenant of fire police,” Quinn says. “I also volunteer my time with the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission.
“These organizations are part of the foundation of why we live in South Whitehall. Attending South Whitehall’s Board of Commissioners meetings on a regular basis has allowed me to keep in touch with the direction and plans for the future of South Whitehall.”
Quinn says one core area he is most concerned about is volunteerism at the fire department level.
“I would like to push for more programs to help recruit new volunteers as well as programs to keep our current members engaged as they strive to keep us all safe,” Quinn says.
“Challenges for South Whitehall’s volunteer fire departments is critical as the township evolves and grows.
“My experience on the planning commission has allowed me to understand and support a healthy balance of growth while keeping our desired quality of life.
“I believe a strong comprehensive plan with a focus on traffic, open space management and innovative development ideas will help to lead us in the right direction.”
Quinn says he is also focused on the senior citizen community.
“The township has done an excellent job with parks and recreation programs involving the youth,” Quinn says. “However, I believe a senior citizen center is sorely needed to these deserving citizens have a central location to socialize and participate in programs close to their homes.”
Quinn says he will always be willing to listen to wants, needs and concerns that residents may have about the growth and betterment of South Whitehall.