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Beck For Trustee

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I'm Phil Beck

I have been honored to serve the residents of Symmes Township for the past 16 years as Trustee. I respectfully request your support for re-election, and specifically your vote on November 7th, 2023.

During my first 4 terms, I have proven that I possess the skills necessary to excel at Township leadership, namely:  listening to and addressing Symmes residents' concerns; being incredibly proactive; applying common sense, intelligence, and extensive experience toward problem solving; utilizing effective people skills that include listening and timely communications; and employing facilitation skills.  Simply put, I have been, and still am, the better choice for leadership and professionalism as your elected representative.

Phil’s background

  • Dedicated husband to Suzanne (for 28 years) and father of 3 wonderful children- Nathan, Emma & Sarah (Indian Hill public school district)

  • Symmes Township Trustee for 16 years (including President of the Board for 6 of the 16 years)

  • Navy (Seabee) officer for 20 years, and proud veteran deployed during  both Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005) and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (2010-2011)

  • Registered Architect in Ohio with over 35 years of experience managing design and construction of over $4 Billion public projects (including Great American Ball Park, and currently The Banks project)… resulting in a valuable and effective network of public service professional contacts including all Hamilton County departments, ODOT, CWW and MSD

  • Entrepreneur and owner of my own Veteran-Owned Small Business

  • Eagle Scout and nonprofit volunteer for 30 years

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Phil's Achievements

When it comes to significant Symmes Township achievements, I have personally assisted hundreds of residents with solving their vital concerns and issues, and worked with thousands of residents to improve the quality of life in Symmes Township.  A small sample of the issues I am most proud to have been involved with include:

  1. Public Safety

    • Supporting the excellent service provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff and the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, including our own Communications Center for dispatch, and our Mutual Aid Agreements with surrounding fire departments

    • Installing a new fire line “loop” in Camp Dennison to enhance firefighting capabilities

    • Constructing sidewalks that safely connect schools, parks, libraries, and multiple neighborhoods; including Humphrey Road, Lebanon Road, Montgomery Road, Enyart Road, and Mason-Montgomery Road

  2. Quality of Life

    • Making strategic public works improvements to already excellent neighborhoods in 3 great public school districts

    • Purchasing the land and overseeing the design and construction of both Phases 1 & 2 of our newest asset, Home of the Brave Park

    • Making continuous improvements to all of our 9 clean, safe, and family-friendly  parks

    • Supporting 4 popular family-focused annual events (Egg Hunt, Symmes Honors Veterans, Fall for Symmes, and Operation Santa) and multiple family-focused events including Yoga in the Park

    • Significant time investments into utility cost savings efforts for our residents including Gas & Electric Aggregation and lobbying for 30-year CWW low rates

  3. Economic Development

    • Keeping our township “Business Friendly” by maintaining no local income tax, no JEDZ, no JEDD, and offering CRA tax abatements as an incentive for businesses resulting in over 1,800 jobs created and over $34 Million in new property investment

    • Actively lobbying with HCDC for FIS/Worldpay (our largest employer) to relocate to Symmes

    • Championing Symmes Township’s inclusion into the new LMRCA Chamber Alliance

  4.  Insisting on Fiscal Responsibility, Transparency,  & Taxpayer Savings

    • Enforcing a balanced annual budgets despite significant State budget cuts to the estate tax, local government fund, & public utility reimbursement

    • Successfully securing multiple grants which typically fund 80% of select public infrastructure projects (i.e. new sidewalks and new park improvements)

    • Renegotiating a $1.1 Million reduction in price for the Rozzi property purchase

    • Refinancing the HOB Park bonds and saving $900K

    • Reducing the Park Levy from 1.42 mil to 1.2 mil, and again to the current 1.0 mil level

    • Reducing the Road and Sidewalk Levy from 1.3 mil to the current 0.9 mil level

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Phil’s Future Goals

  • Installation of pedestrian-operated flashing signals at all pedestrian crosswalks

  • Installation of additional flashing speed signage at strategic locations (similar to the successful Camp Dennison SR-126 locations secured with grant money)

  • Continuing to oversee Land Use and Zoning Code updates (Symmes does not have a Property Maintenance Code)

  • Continuous improvements to the multitude of effective resident communication options:  website (including all public meeting videos), monthly electronic newsletters, Facebook, HOA & CDCL distribution emails, semi-annual hardcopy newsletter

  • Continue to seek grants to expand our LSFD preemption devices

  • Continued safety sidewalk projects using road savings, TIF financing & our sidewalk fund

  • Continue to pursue public-private partnership opportunities for Symmes gateway entrances

  • Continue to pursue a collaboration with Great Oaks for a Symmes artwork feature at Blong Park

  • Continuous improvements to our existing business retention visits & business communications

  • Continue to ensure transparency & accountability in all Township budgets & finances

  • Tell the Symmes historical story by securing additional historical markers, and connecting them with the new Symmes History Trail

  • Develop a Little Miami Scenic Trail state park “rest stop” at Camp Dennison

  • Negotiate sustainable contracts with Hamilton County Sheriff & Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, to maintain high levels of service to protect residents’ safety and health

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In Summary...

I am wired for public service.  I live my life by the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage & Commitment.  I have worked very hard to deliver on the commitments I have made to the residents.

This November 7th, 2023 I respectfully request your vote for my re-election as your Symmes Township Trustee.



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Contact Phil

(513) 535-3885

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Paid for by Beck for Trustee Committee, Phil Beck Treasurer
9983 Walnutridge Ct., Cincinnati, OH  45242

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