Q & A With the Candidate – Gary Hoffman

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Why are you running for Borough Council?

I tell my daughter Alicia all the time, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. I grew up in a local borough and watched leadership make decisions on what was best for themselves and not working together for the community. Things never changed or get any better. I have also seen other local boroughs go from a same type of situation, to now be a place where many people visit to support local businesses and choose to live. This is only accomplished by everyone in the boat rowing in sync and in the same direction. I was so excited to be able to cast the final vote to hire Barth Consulting Group and take that first step of many to make an organized push to change the downtown Collegeville environment. My financial back ground will ensure that being Stewart’s of taxpayers money, means that all finances will be used wisely and with care.

What is your Collegeville indulgence?

I try to eat healthy, so I’m so happy we have a local wholefood store to try so many new item and delicious fresh bread.

If not at home, where in Collegeville would we find you?

Riding my mountain bike on the Perkiomen trail.

What is your favorite memory in Collegeville, so far?

Along with graduating from Ursinus in 1990, moving back and seeing how much the college and town relationship has grown since then.

Why did you move to Collegeville?

I wanted my daughter to grow up in a similar environment as I did. Being able to walk safely to a store, restaurant, and park or friends house. Having great neighbors that look out after you as much as you look out for them. And great school district that will only get with the #UnitePV team.

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?

For 8 years I was a teaching golf professional at a club in West Chester.


I still own my first car, a 1967 Mustang and will never sell it because it reminds me of time spent with my dad.