Dave Nelson, Barrington’s Opportunity Awareness Activist

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Dave Nelson, resident of Barrington for over 40 years

Dave Nelson, resident of Barrington for over 40 years

I call myself an Opportunity Awareness Activist. Some people say I’m a fundraiser, but I like to think that I give people the opportunity to invest in projects like this. Barrington’s White House is a project I’m so anxious to get involved with. There are great stories in these walls and, as my wife says, this building has great bones.

My family and I have been Barrington residents for forty years and we’ve had the pleasure of serving the community in different ways. I am a past President of the Village of Barrington and now I am the Cuba Township Supervisor.

One of the reasons we moved here was because of Barrington’s deep history going back to 1865. There’s not a community like this. We’re one half hour from an international airport and yet we have the beautiful countryside. Nothing recognizes Barrington’s history more than this building. It represents our history as well as our future. When we make this building what it should be, we’ll be giving Barrington something that everyone has been asking for, a community and cultural center. This is our chance; we just need to raise some money to get this place fixed up.

It’s my dream to see this building come back to its glory days. And I’m anxious to get this ready for Barrington’s 150th birthday!