Mark Ferrara said his dad, Sandy, used to tell him that he was hard-headed, “but in a good way.”
“I’m a very persistent person,” Mark Ferrara said at his first meeting as a Brookfield Township trustee on Jan. 3.
“I don’t have all the answers, but I will find the answers,” said Ferrara, who was elected to a four-year term in November.
A retired public and parochial school teacher and administrator, Ferrara thanked trustees Ron Haun and Dan Suttles with being willing to help him out as he gets acclimated to the job.
Ferrara said the way he works is in a spirit of cooperation.
“There’s a saying you’ve probably heard more than once: A rising tide lifts all boats,” he said. “Whatever we do together, we’re all gonna benefit. It’s not about me; it’s about us.”
The 63-year-old, life-long resident of Masury invited contacts from his constituents.
“If there’s something we can do to help you out, by all means, I’m here to do that,” Ferrara said.