Uzueta is a 20-year veteran of social services and has been under the township umbrella for 13 years. (photo by Beth Whisman/WJBC)
By Zach Dietmeier
BLOOMINGTON - A Bloomington Township employee with on-the-job experience is looking to claim the Township Supervisor position.
Stephanie Uzueta is a Township social service case worker who says she's primed to step into the supervisor's role. Uzueta works for the John M. Scott Health Resources program and has 20 years of experience in social services.
"I've been under the township umbrella for 13 years," Uzueta said. "I feel like I know the people we serve, I love my job and the people involved and it just seemed like a natural step for me."
Uzueta said her history of dealing in Township business and already having an understanding of general services would make a smooth transition possible.
According to Uzueta, reaching a broader audience includes a rising demographic in the community - the Hispanic population.
"Effective communication is key, and reaching that many more people effectively in a language they are accustomed to hearing and speaking is more helpful," Uzueta said. "When I see people and they hear me speak Spanish, you can tell from their faces that they are more open to participate and are able to make needs known."
Uzueta also said her wide range of communication would simplify coordination with the Township Assessor.