FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Troy Leadership Coalition rates City Council candidates
McGinnis, Molnar, Slater “well qualified”
TROY, MI – Troy City Council candidates Maureen McGinnis, William Molnar and Dane Slater all have received a “well qualified” rating from the Troy Leadership Coalition (TLC). Ms. McGinnis scored the highest in a three-part evaluation process that included a televised candidates’ forum, plus candidate responses to a biographical questionnaire and an issues questionnaire.
Candidates were evaluated based on how well they demonstrated the 10 leadership skills described in the development goals of the Troy Schools’ international baccalaureate program: inquirer, knowledgeable, thinker, communicator, principled, open-minded, caring, risk taker, balanced and reflective.
“It was a delight to find that among the candidates who participated in the evaluation process, all exhibited the leadership characteristics and civic engagement that the Coalition is looking for,” said Lee Gillett, a TLC Executive Board member.
All seven City Council candidates were invited to participate. Those who chose not to take part were not evaluated.
The one-hour candidates’ forum conducted by the TLC can be viewed on Community Media Network (CMNtv) cable channels 18 (WOW!) and 52 (Comcast) at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 p.m. Saturdays, now until Election Day on November 3.
Founded in 2007, the Troy Leadership Coalition is a grassroots, community-based organization intended to encompass the whole Troy community, from residents to businesses to educational, religious and other nonprofit groups and institutions broadly representative of the city. Its bipartisan membership aims to make leadership, not partisanship, the basis for electing officials who will serve the diverse needs of the Troy community.