Over the past 3+ years, the actions of Parks and Recreation Commissioners Ann Marie Rogers, Roger Schmidt, and candidate Beth Markel, have raised questions in many citizen’s minds as to whether they are appropriate for any elected or appointed positions in our Township. Their actions have been considered disruptive and counterproductive. Here is a video discussing their many questionable actions over the years.
Here are previous posts and an Oakland Press article that documents the actions mentioned in the video. Please consider these when making your decisions on the Parks and Recreation Commission candidates.
Former Trustee Thalmann and Current Park’s Commissioner Rogers DID forward “Privileged and Confidential” material!
Parks Commissioner Ann Marie Rogers attempts to defend her behavior
Oakland Press article on Ann Marie Rogers being censured by Oakland Township Parks Commission
Two Parks Commissioners plus Beth Markel file lawsuit against four other Parks Commissioners – Papers served by Board Trustee Thalmann’s husband
Parks Commissioners’ lawsuit against fellow Commission members rejected by Judge for second time
Ann Marie Rogers called a citizen a “whore” and “a little bit worse” at a Board meeting
PRC Commissioner Rogers accuses a “cabal” of Open Meeting Act violations
Park’s Commission Treasurer Roger Schmidt accuses Commission of using Land Preservation Fund as ‘slush turn’ with no supporting facts
Ann Marie Rogers and Roger Schmidt storm out of meeting after Ann Marie was removed from Personnel committee
Park’s Commissioner Roger Schmidt admits ‘sabotaging’ subcommittee meeting
Parks candidates Ann Marie Rogers, Roger Schmidt, Beth Markel, James Clark, and Brian Cecilio, as well as Supervisor Gonser, Clerk candidate, Judy Workings, and Trustee candidates Lana Mangiapane, Jason Corey and Jeaneane Landers do not support Parks renewal millage.
Why is this important to the citizens of Oakland Township? The actions and behavior of a community’s leaders are a reflection on the residents of the community, since we elect those individuals. The previous actions of candidates Ann Marie Rogers, Roger Schmidt and Beth Markel should be considered when you vote this summer for Parks and Recreation Commissioners.
At their “Meet and Greet” event held on June 27, the candidates handed out a flier that indicated their entire ‘slate’ of Parks candidates (Rogers, Schmidt, Markel, Clark, and Cecilio) do not support renewing the Parks millage. The flier also indicated that Supervisor Gonser, Clerk candidate Judy Workings, and the Trustee candidates Mangiapane, Corey, Ricketts and Landers also do not support renewing the millage. Please consider their position on Parks when you vote on February 2nd.
If you support our Parks, please consider voting for the following seven Park’s Commission candidates that have been endorsed by the long-standing, award winning, retiring Parks Commissioners.
The seven candidates are:
Hank Van Agen
HOW CAN I REMEMBER WHO TO VOTE FOR WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY NAMES?
Someone suggested the following acronym:
“CARS plus 3 B’s”
A= van Agen
It works for me, and hopefully for you. But remember:
- the ‘C’ is for Choi, not Clark or Cecilio
- the ‘R’ is for Rooney, not Ann Marie Rogers and
- the ‘S’ is for Simon, not Roger Schmidt
Best approach, write the names down before you enter the voting booth, or take a picture of your list on your ‘smart phone’, and review the picture in the voting booth. Do not leave anything in the booth when you leave.
You can learn much more about each of these candidates by visiting the ‘Park Protectors’ website at: