MEET THE CANDIDATES:

JOHN SKIPTUNAS

PERSONAL
— My wife, Trinika and I moved to Lima in 2015 with 2 sons, Reed (15) and Johnny (12)

EMPLOYMENT
— Packaging Operator/Trainer Department, Barilla America
— Safety & Emergency Response Team
— Diversity & Inclusion Team Member

ASSOCIATIONS
— President, Lima Rotary Club, 2 Terms
— Assistant Governor Elect, Rotary District 7/20, Area 5, 2020
— Lima Parks Planning Commission, 2018-present

PRIORITIES
— Lead Community Action Programs-Emergency Relief Fund events
— Act as general contractor for Mark Tubbs Park grants/improvements
— Maintains, supports, and improves solid infrastructure such as water, sewer, fire, ambulance, and solar
— Support and maintain existing businesses
— Learn to recruit new business and investment

 

JOSH PETRAITIS

PERSONAL
— My wife, Chrissy, and I relocated our family to the Village of Lima in 2012. 

EMPLOYMENT
— Campus Director at Elim Gospel Church at Dansville since 2020
— Campus Coordinator at Elim Gospel Church since 2017
— Maintenance Specialist, Elim Fellowship Apartments since 2019
— Assistant Middle School Principal, 2 years
— Elementary School Teacher, 11.5 years

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
— Scoutmaster, Lima Boy Scouts
— Den Leader, Lima Cub Scouts
— 585 Youth Church Leader
— Assistant Leader 585 Youth Mission Trip to Mexico, 2 years
— Soccer Coach, Honeoye Falls Lima Summer Soccer
— Coordinator for Financial Peace University

PRIORITIES
— Create business opportunities in Lima
— Develop Lima as a location of choice for people to settle
— Assess the wants and needs of the community of Lima
— Research and apply for grant funding to develop Lima
— Develop partnership and education opportunities around budget, needs, and wants to enhance communication and transparency with community.