MIAMI COUNTY — Former city of Piqua employee Cindy Lillicrap has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Miami County Commission.
Lillicrap, a candidate on the Republican ballot, retired from the city of Piqua after 16 years of service. In a press release issued recently, she noted that she picked up a number of useful skills while employed with the city, as well as an appreciation for the importance of local government in the community.
“Working with the public, working with management, working in the blue collar work force — that was all part of the job,” Lillicrap stated.
“Communication is key. When you have multiple departments, you need to keep everyone on the same page and working together. That is where I can be an asset for the county. I feel that input from blue collar as well as white collar employees is important for elected officials. Everyone needs to work together, and I want to help make that happen.”
Lillicrap was raised in Lost Creek Township, where her parents instilled in her the values of hard work, truthfulness, and honesty, she said. In recent years, Lillicrap has relied on those values to guide her volunteer work with community festivals and the Miami East Alumni Association.
If Lillicrap has the privilege of serving Miami County, she said she plans to focus on increasing transparency and fairness in the bidding process, facilitating improved communication between the sheriff’s office and the commissioners, and conducting a review of insurance benefits for county employees.