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So many things, but honestly it’s the community. Everyone is so thoughtful and kind. I received so many personal cards and emails when I was away taking care of my father and after his passing. That to me is the definition of community – always ready to lend a hand.
My husband had been on council and he really prompted me to run. I had been involved in one way or another for at least 15 years and it felt like I needed to move forward. I had gained enough experience to be able to serve the residents and I have not regretted a minute of it.
Incumbent Questions - February 2022
The completion of the new police station and new rec center are my pride and joy for the city.
I’ve learned that it takes a lot of time and lot of teamwork to get a process through the city and into action. As one of nine City Council members, our main job is to be devoted to following the process from beginning to end.
You can’t please everyone.
Some people may think we aren’t listening, but we are.
The increasing crime rate – there is no getting around it. It is happening in our city, just as it is happening across the nation.
Because we are landlocked, it is very hard for us to increase density in our city without adding more homes.
Safety on our roads.
The interaction I get with the community through volunteering and city events. I thoroughly enjoy watching the city grow, new businesses opening and new foundations being built. I have a deeply ingrained sense of civic responsibility, and I am proud that I’ve kept up with it, along with my family.