Galvin lists the city's recent approval of $8 million in OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) bonds among his proudest accomplishments. The move, along with other measures to reduce benefit costs, have saved the city $16 million and secured benefits for current retirees, as well as the next generation, he said.
"It was a really complex problem with a really complex solution," Galvin said. "It addresses the biggest problem local governments have, which is their legacy costs."
Galvin and his wife, Shari, have lived in the Chatham Hills subdivision since 1998; they have two children, Brittany and Brian.
Why he decided to run "I want to use my skill set to position Farmington for long-term financial sustainability," Galvin said. "I still have a lot of confidence in myself to meet that objective."
Community connections Galvin is a former member of the Commission on Aging, volunteered with his children's sports teams and organized hockey team parents to volunteer as a team during the annual Farmington Founders Festival.
Employment A University of Dayton graduate, Galvin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and works as an insurance agent and financial planner.