Connie L. Street-Fribley is seeking one of two Warsaw City Council at-large seats.
Also running for the seats are incumbent Cindy Dobbins and new challengers Patrick Loebs, Juergen Voss, Jack Wilhite, David Baumgartner and Justin Risner.
Street-Fribley is currently employed as a regional director with Woman’s Life Insurance Society, a fraternal benefit society.
She maintains responsibility for recruiting and training insurance agents throughout Indiana and Ohio, as well as serving individual clients.
She has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Counselor, Certified Advisor for Senior Living, Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow designations and is a Licensed College Planning Relief Specialist, according to her candidacy announcement. She is past president of the Indiana FIC board, and board member of the Indiana chapter of Society of Financial Service Professionals.
She relocated to Warsaw in 2008 and married life-long resident, Frederich Fribley in 2009. Fred is the president of Winona PVD Coatings in Warsaw and consultant for Winona Powder Coating in Etna Green and Elkhart. Together they have five children and six grandchildren.
“Since moving to Warsaw I have observed the strong business growth the community offers, access to a top-notch healthcare network and great opportunities to enjoy programs through the Parks and Recreation department. Overall, Warsaw is a great place to live, work and even take in a Warsaw Tiger’s game on Friday night,” Street-Fribley said in her announcement. “I have spent the last 30 years helping families plan for their financial future and training agents to do the same for their clients. I will be retiring from my current position with Woman’s Life in June and would like to become more involved with the community in a position of service.”
She said she would like to be able to serve Warsaw to face the challenge of balancing the budget and continuing economic growth while keeping “that small town connection” with city constituents.
The City of Warsaw is currently receiving state-wide recognition from Indiana University professor Jim Madison’s new book, “Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana,” as one of the few thriving communities in Indiana, she notes in her announcement.
“If elected, my goal would be to continue the city’s longstanding history of maintaining a high AM Best Credit rating,” she said.