Serving in elected office is a major responsibility that, when taken seriously, requires the candidate to produce results enhancing the community served. I humbly share with you that I have seen great success in this area throughout my years as City Councilor, mainly because I've always challenged myself to get people involved in issues that matter to them. As your Norfolk County Treasurer, I will continue my community engagement to enhance the Treasurer's Office and serve everyone according to their needs. If elected, I would put together a diverse taskforce to identify needs across Norfolk County and research what action could be taken to assist. For example, there may be an upcoming project in a specific town that could benefit from the use of the county engineering department. Or, the taskforce may use information from their discussions to make suggestions regarding investing (or divesting) within the $1,000,000,000 pension system of Norfolk County. These are just a couple of examples of how I will serve in the position, but the bottom line is this - all government should start and end with the people. I pledge to develop a creative, inclusive, progressive conversation with the stakeholders of Norfolk County to set goals and achieve them. I've done it in my current role and I'm committed to getting it done as your Norfolk County Treasurer. People First, No Excuses!
#FirstResponderFriday is an initiative our team has created to show our gratitude for the women and men who work and are there for us on the front lines. Each Friday, we stop into 1 of the 28 cities and towns throughout Norfolk County and drop off lunch to either a firehouse or a police station. We feel that it also allows us to invest into the local community of each town. We hope that this small token of our appreciation, brightens the day of our first responders. Thank you for all that you do !!!
National Financial Literacy month is recognized in the United States during the month of April. The goal is to promote the importance of financial literacy and to help Americans develop healthy financial habits. This is particularly exciting to our team as this is an area of focus we’re looking to help people and make a difference. As your Norfolk County Treasurer, I would pursue assembling a task force comprised of employees from the financial services sector, higher education, councils on aging and other community stakeholders to develop a constructive plan to help deliver a meaningful curriculum to all the 28 cities/towns throughout Norfolk County. We will continue to work hard to earn your support! In the meantime, during the month of April, here are a few helpful things to maybe consider for the first time or simply revisit. 1) Work on creating an emergency savings fund 2) Examine if your will and other estate planning documents are current 3) Look at your current mortgage rate and determine whether there is an opportunity to refinance 4) Rebalance your investment portfolios 5) Think about opening a college savings account for your children or grandchildren.Disclaimer – These actions should be taken with a professional.We certainly welcome your feedback as it relates to the topic of financial literacy.
It certainly has been a trying time, over these past couple of weeks. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. While certainly not the time to be campaigning, our team was notified of some exciting news. From the moment we took out our nomination papers for Norfolk County Treasurer, our team went straight to work gathering nomination signatures. We visited many of the 28 cities and towns throughout the county during the democratic caucus season. I can't tell you how grateful and impressed I am with the strong display of teamwork our volunteers showed throughout this process. On March 17th (St.Patrick's Day), we were notified by the Secretary of State's Office, that we had the necessary 1,000 signatures to appear on the September ballot. Just as a side note, we had well north of the required amount of signatures! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time out of their lives to help us accomplish this amazing goal. Onward we go...
Croall has served nearly ten-years on the council and worked for over fifteen-years in financial services QUINCY, MA – February 12, 2020 – Quincy City Councilor Brad Croall announced today, that he is running for Norfolk Country Treasurer. Croall has served on the Quincy City Council for nearly ten-years and just completed his term as Council President. He has worked his entire professional career in the financial services industry. Continue reading