David Fromang – Challenger

Name:  David LeRoy FromangAge:  65How long living in Vero Beach:  1952-1976   2001-2010Place of Birth:  New London, Conn.Occupation:  Board Certified Urologic SurgeonMarital/Family Status:  married; 1 son

Please list Civic and Volunteer Leadership Experience including title & position and Organization including dates and locations.

President-St. Lucie American Cancer Society 1984-85

Founding physician Hospice of the Treasure Coast 1986

Special Olympics/PAL Physicians 1986-2000

IRCC Sports Team Physician 1983-1987

Chief of Staff Lawnwood Hospital 1991-93; 1999

Free Prostate Cancer screening 1990-present

Medical Board University of FL 2000-2002

Delegate FL Medical Associations 1980-2010

Rotary Club of Orchid Island, Vero Beach

 

What issues motivated you to run for this office and what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

Concern for future fiscal sustainability of our City.

Dissect the budget for each Department and recommend savings and possible tax decreases as a result of saving

Run a leaner City Budget, every year

Review, with accuracy, our city sustainability model, for all liabilities and pensions

Return credibility to the council with strong, respectful leadership.

 

What is your position on the potential sale of the Vero Beach electric utility? If the price and conditions were right, would you support selling? What would keep you from supporting a possible sale?

Yes, I would sell-if all the price and conditions were right. I would not sell if the price and conditions were not right-meaning cost effective, appropriate service and long term viability.

 

Do you support considering the possibility of merging the city’s water and sewer system with that of the county’s? What factors would you consider in making a determination whether or not such a merger should happen?

Economics; during these challenging economic times, we need to focus on cost, service, quality of water and availability.  I understand that there may be a better use for riverfront property, but given our present capital restrictions, including taxpayers, this deserves a long look.

 

The city is currently looking for a new City Manager to replace out-going Jim Gabbard. What qualities would you look for in a viable candidate?

A number cruncher with proven utility experience and strong management skills insuring that every employee brings a value to the table protecting both the taxpayer and the sustainability of the city…   Additionally, I expect to hire a City Manager who can implement our disaster plan which relies on cooperation and coordination of all essential personnel.

 

How do you plan to work with Councilman Heady if elected to the dais?

The same as working with all council members by being a strong and honest leader.

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