Cunningham running for Fredonia trustee

Vicky Cunningham

With the endorsements of the Independence, Republican and Conservative parties, Vicky Cunningham is running for trustee in the Village of Fredonia. Cunningham was born and raised in Cattaraugus County. She has lived in Fredonia for the last 12 years with her husband, Jeff, and their two children.

Cunningham holds an associate’s degree in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics. For the last 40 years, she has worked as a Registered Nurse in many capacities including ER and ICU management, compliance, medical billing/coding, and case management. In her role as a medical biller, Cunningham created and ran her own small business. She states, “This has given me unique insight into the needs of small business owners in Western New York. It’s not easy to comply with New York’s overregulation of businesses. I look forward to hearing from our local businesses and working to create new small business opportunities in our community.”

Cunningham also holds Green Belt Certification in Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma uses data-driven approaches to streamline and improve business performance and efficiency. Cunningham found this training was particularly helpful in her role as corporate compliance officer at TLC Health Network. In her role in corporate compliance, she was responsible for ensuring her organization followed local, state, and federal regulations.

Cunningham has been actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America for the last 15 years in a variety of leadership roles, and is a member of the American Legion Post 59 Auxiliary.

Cunningham believes that people can create positive changes in Fredonia through open communication, transparency, and effective decision making.

“Through improving the efficiency and infrastructure of our local government, we can provide a better future for our community. I look forward to listening to our community members and local small businesses to create a better future for Fredonia,” said Cunningham.