HSV Board of Director Candidate
My Platform and Bio
My name is Diana Podawiltz. My husband Jim & I have been property owners for 21 years, residents for 15. In 2001, I sold my tax and financial services practices. Two years later Jim retired from Caterpillar and we moved to the Village. I was then only 48. I’ve since had time to play golf, bridge and pickleball. Now it’s time to give back and I have a lot to offer.
My background includes a BS in Business Administration/ Accounting. I first worked at Caterpillar until the birth of our son. We then made a family decision for me to primarily be a homemaker. To help with finances, I started a small home-based accounting practice. I also developed and taught a course for the Small Business Administration. A transfer to Mississippi led me into substitute teaching. I also participated in volunteer activities including: serving on Director Boards for a country club and an education foundation; being an officer in the Parent/Teacher organization and becoming President of the Women’s Golf Association. Upon returning to Illinois, I earned securities licenses and opened a tax preparation business. Besides taxes I also helped clients with their financial and investment decisions. My approach was common-sense oriented with risk/reward always at the forefront. My clients did well. I also taught accounting for a junior college. Since living in the Village, I served on the last Strategic Planning Committee and have done volunteer work.
My primary goal in serving on the POA Board is: Improve our Finances. This means reality-based budgeting and spending. I am concerned with
will help. Quarterly town hall meetings with electronic access are a must.
We need to heal, stop airing our dirty laundry in the Voice and on the internet. Be civil when we interact. I will work for changes that make it possible for property owners to access the information they seek. I will bring a common-sense accountant’s mentality to the POA Board.
Give me a chance to work for you to improve our financial health, restore trust, peace and tranquility to the lovely place we want to or are calling home. I’m 63 and I hope to have many more years of living in a community called “Heaven on Earth” by many residents. I ask respectfully for your vote. Thank you.