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Contact Information

Address
13008 Cedar Creek Dr
Port Charlotte, FL - 33953
Phone
9412448640
Candidate's Statement

Vote for Rich on Nov. 4th Hi, I am Rich Knaub. Iím asking for your vote on November 4th for Riverwood Community Development District Supervisor - Seat #5. Who is Rich Knaub? My wife, Susan, and I have been full time Channel Ridge residents for 3-1/2 years. I have been president or vice president of our neighborhood since its inception. I have regularly attended RCA and RCDD meetings for the last 2-1/2 years. I also represent Channel Ridge on the Riverwood Neighborhood Council (RNC). What are my qualifications for the position? I have a B.S. in Engineering Technology and a M.S. in Business Management. I retired from a Fortune 50 company after 32 years. I held numerous management positions that presented me with many experiences and required me to adapt to many situations. Some of those achievements included: Certified Six-Sigma Blackbelt (nothing to do with martial arts) Management and development of employees to achieve corporate objectives Development of work processes and future planning ( 5/10/15 year plans) Managed multi-million dollar division budgets Negotiated multi-million dollar corporate contracts Managed multi-facility corporate teams Relocation and reorganization of manufacturing facilities Re-engineered corporate work processes Extensive program/project management experience Development of software programs to improve efficiency of new product development How will my career experiences benefit the residents of Riverwood? As a Six-Sigma blackbelt, I used a documented process that required the collection of facts and data to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and manage processes. Project management was a key tool used in Six-Sigma. I will utilize that skill set to manage and control costs, improve communications with residents and streamline operations under the control of the RCDD supervisors in Riverwood. As a planning supervisor I led the development of documenting work processes, developing 5/10/15 year plans, purchasing million dollar machine tools, managing million dollar budgets and managing personnel. By defining work processes and developing future plans within all areas, you can budget and plan for the future. I used surveys in the development of software programs and as a Six-Sigma blackbelt to fully understand customer/user requirements. As the RCDD supervisor board considers updating/upgrading the current Activity Center campus, I support using surveys to insure that all residents have an opportunity to provide their input. The RCDD needs to understand the demographics, sports, entertainment, and activity requirements of all Riverwood residents before committing major money towards this endeavor. As a manager, I negotiated contracts with many suppliers and vendors during my 30+ years in industry. Severn Trent is a primary vendor to Riverwood. As a RCDD supervisor, I would make sure that proper controls and processes are in place to insure that Riverwood is receiving the best value for the monies spent. What will I focus on if elected as a RCDD supervisor? My focus will be on the following: Make sure that Riverwood has a reliable and secure infrastructure. I support the addition of another water supply line into Riverwood. We must fix and maintain our storm water retention ponds. Insure that RCDD committees and Severn Trent have controllable processes that identify and manage the cost drivers within Riverwood. Develop five and ten year plans to avoid future surprises. Develop an irrigation plan that will reduce cost and conserve water for all common areas in Riverwood. Reduce fees and taxes by getting our cost drivers under control. In Closing... The RCDD board drives many of the taxes and fees associated with living here in Riverwood, the supervisors must do everything they can to control and manage the cost drivers within Riverwood. Riverwood is a great community and I want to help Riverwood achieve its full potential as a premier community in Port Charlotte. I will appreciate your vote for me on November 4th. Questions? Please call - 244-8640 Thank You!
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