"I come from a family that instilled in me early a love for volunteering and giving back to the community. Public service runs in our blood. The issues closest to my heart are preserving the community that we have – keeping it that special place enjoyed by all of our citizens and to apply forward-thinking initiatives to our challenges as we continue to grow. With over a decade of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate and collaborate with multiple governmental agencies, and get things done."
Anyone who has been here more than a couple of years can recognize the tolls that growth is taking on our community. I will work to make sure that our growth is purposeful and thoughtful, paying its own way when necessary. The economic growth of our city is an amazing thing and we need to continue to balance economic needs with our natural and environmental priorities.
We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful city. To maintain this beauty we need to have pro-Poudre River legislation to keep the river healthy and continue to provide enjoyable community experiences with our natural areas. We must also work diligently towards the recently adopted city goal of attaining 100% renewable energy by 2030.
The popularity of the MAX bus line has shown that Fort Collins is excited to embrace convenient and alternate forms of transportation that ease congestion along our thoroughfares. The added bonus of those buses being electric sets us up for great success. This program needs to be taken to its logical next step, supplying East-West routes or modernizing our current bus services so that no one has to wait over an hour to take public transportation.
The city's Homebuyer Assistance program helped me when I needed down payment assistance to buy my first home a decade ago. This program needs to be re-evaluated to adjust to the changing real estate market and community needs: the salary requirements have not changed much, if at all, in the decade since I used it.
What issues do you care about?
My job as a city council member will be to listen to you, the citizens of our community. The issues listed here are definitely a priority but my top priority will be to represent you.