I've spent most of my adult life serving and advocating for students and families, now I commit to serving and advocating for the residents of District 14 and the County of Onondaga.
Together, Let’s Make Our Next Day Our Best Day!
Dr. Shanelle R. Benson Reid, President and CEO of Global Family of Companies is a Consultant, Coach, Author and Professional Speaker. Her expertise is in areas of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Equity in Education and Employment, Cultural Competency, Social Awareness, Trauma-Informed Care, Person-Centered Care and Community / Individual Empowerment.
Dr. Benson Reid earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and a Master of Arts in Education from CSUSB as well. Dr. Benson Reid earned her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.
Dr. Benson Reid created ACCESS Global Group to address the ongoing need for real-life, comprehensive professional development opportunities in the areas cultural competency, social awareness and equity in education and employment. As lead consultant at ACCESS Global Group, Dr. Benson Reid understands the importance of creating spaces that are all-inclusive and represent the view of all individuals.
With assistance from her husband, Mr. Todd R. Reid, Dr. Benson Reid established ACCESS Global Enterprises to serve as the parent company of ACCESS Dental Laboratories. ACCESS Dental Laboratories is a full-service dental laboratory that specializes in the design of crowns, bridges, partials, dentures, night guards, implants and veneers.
Dr. Benson Reid's personal motto is "inspire individuals to pursue self-discovery, empower them to be innovative, progressive and revolutionary in thought and motivate them to be global activists.” Here at the ACCESS Global Family of Companies, “we encourage self-assessment and self-discovery while promoting innovative and progressive designs for change and implementing strategies for sustained success."
Children and Family Service
From medical testing and vaccines to therapy and counseling, we must have equitable access to exceptional children and family service. This Global Pandemic has illustrated the need for comprehensive services for all of the communities in District 14.
As a business owner, I recognize the benefit of economic development and I realize our district offers attractive incentives to local, regional and national businesses. However, we must prioritize small existing businesses. This Global Pandemic has shown us we are only as strong as our community economy.
One of the advantages of operating a business in our county is the enormous tax incentives. As a business owner, I recognize the need for economic development but I also recognize the need for a balanced economic plan that not only benefits corporations but also benefits constituents. To begin with, tax incentives should be contingent on the number of people hired with competitive salaries and benefit packages as well as the overall economic contribution to the town and / or community.
Access and Availability
As it stands, there is a disconnect between the people who live in District 14 and the decisions that are being made on behalf of District 14. This must change. We, the citizens must have access to information that will undoubtedly impact our current and future well-being as well our representative who is charged with speaking on behalf of us, the member of District 14. Transparent access and availability is the minimum.
Redistricting has been and will continue to be an important discussion. Gerrymandering is typically used for gaining a competitive advantage. That being said, to avoid improprieties, perhaps redistricting should be in the hands of nonpartisan individuals, committees and / or organizations.
When I moved to Central New York, I fell in love with the open fields, distinctive wildlife and the close-knit communities. Any company that chooses to do business in our District must understand our need for environmental sustainability and commit to adhering to the highest standards.
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