The 2016 POA Board Election is now taking place. There are five members of the Board; three are appointed by Mr. Robson and two are elected by residents of Quail Creek. This election is to fill one of the two resident-elected Board positions and the person elected will serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.
There are two candidates running in the election. Below are their biographies.
Jim Cleary Biography
“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson’s quote is a great philosophy for all interactions whether political, business or social. I would strive to practice this with Quail Creek’s residents, management and board members.
If elected, my key priorities would be:
Helping make Quail Creek an even better place to live and enjoy retirement.
Advocating for broader resident input before final decisions are made.
Advocating for long-range planning to ensure our financial stability. This includes establishing an adequate reserve fund to maintain and replace roads and facilities.
Served in U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, 1968-69; awarded a Purple Heart
B.A. from Creighton University; major in Journalism, 1973
Nine years as a newspaper journalist
Thirty-seven years in advertising, public relations and marketing
Elected Member of Omaha City Council, 1987-1991
Ran for Mayor of Omaha, 1989; lost in a landslide
Omaha City Government: Executive Assistant to Mayor, 1995-1997; City Parks and Recreation Director, 1997-1999
Past President Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Midlands
Retired and living in Quail Creek since 2007
Former Quail Creek tennis player; avid hiker; frequent user of Anza Athletic Club
Personal: married to Quindrid Godden; previously widowed after 32 years of marriage; two daughters; four grandchildren
Jeff Krueger Biography
My name is Jeff Krueger. My wife Sharon and I built our Quail Creek home in 2010. In January of 2013, I retired from my position as director of sales, service and marketing of the $100 million Mercury High Performance, Commercial and Government division of Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. At that time, Sharon and I moved to Quail Creek full time. Much of my career was spent working with U.S. and foreign military agencies. As the contracting officer for Mercury Marine, I managed numerous special product development programs for Naval Special Warfare and SOCOM. I was also responsible for Mercury Racing’s offshore racing and performance boat business worldwide.
Over the past many years, I have been involved in board positions for a number of organizations. Most recently, I was on the board of directors for the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society, sponsored by Rolex. I have also served as president of Lake County Divers, and was a member of the State of Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council, being appointed by the Director of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
As a resident of the Quail Creek community, I am a member of the Performing Arts Guild, the Air Gun Club, RC Club and current president of the Photography Club. I also volunteer my services as a photographer for many Quail Creek clubs and events throughout the year.
We love Quail Creek and I have the time and energy to give back to the community, which is why I am running for the POA board. My work experience has given me the skill set to understand contracting, budgets and business management. All these are skills I believe will help me be a successful and contributing member of the POA Board.