Graduated University of Kansas with a degree in Civil Engineering, worked for Kansas Highway department and the Federal Aviation Administration before joining Weaver Overhead Door which I ran for over thirty years retiring in 2011.
I have served 3 years on the current board Chairing the Insurance committee and worked on several other committees including the committee negotiating the (TV and/or internet contract).
Visions for LIVOA
Infrastructure: The entire potable water system, irrigation system, sewer system, underground electric, surface drainage and roads need to be replaced. I pledge to work with the engineering firm, permitting authorities, and others to see the financing, planning and construction is within the scope and abilities of LIVOA without the need for special assessments.
Finance & Goals:
Justify a savings benefit as a reason to spend any money on a new program or equipment. Keep LIVOA on budget.
I will continue to listen and respect all owners and their opinions. Armed with their information and research I will use my best judgment and a dose of common sense for the benefit of LIVOA.
I am Gail Farrell. My husband, Mike, has owned a lot in LIV since 2000. We both retired a couple of years ago and built a house on Lot 194. We often tell each other how lucky we are to live here.
I was in the educational field for 36 years, 30 of which I taught grades ranging from kindergarten through seventh grade. The last six years of my career I was a Math Specialist in charge of teachers in grades PK through 2nd. There were 32 teachers I was responsible for in these grade levels. As part of my job, I prepared for and led weekly planning sessions. I also conducted evaluations followed by debriefs and personal training. I held both district wide and local team training sessions. In the classrooms, I modeled mathematical teaching strategies. As a member of the administration team, I was involved with creating our school improvement plan which reported to the federal government.
Now I am retired and, because of my love for this community, I would like to bring the skills I gained from my professional and personal experiences to the Board and serve in whatever capacity is needed.