Identify your top three (3) issues that you wish to address during your tenure in office and rank them in order of priority.
1. To Ensure Fiscal Responsibility with taxpayers' funds. 2. Advocating for Smart Economic Development (including land use, zoning, etc.) 3. Promoting initiatives that further foster an environment that will make Fishers the most desirable place in the State to live, work, play, and raise a family.
What do you believe is the role of the City Council in our community?
The role of the City Council in our community is multifaceted. The Council as the legislative branch, should approve the budget and other ordinances for our community in a way that allows for the most effective and efficient delivery of quality municipal services. The Council is the ultimate decision maker on land use, zoning, and comprehensive plan matters that serves as the engine that drives the economic devolvement in the community. Ultimately, the Council through its members should have keen awareness of the important issues in our community so that they can effectively advocate in a proactive manner on behalf of Fishers' residents and business owners.
What experiences and qualities do you think makes you the best candidate for this position?
I believe my experience in law, entrepreneurism, and my years of service on various civil and governmental boards in Fishers makes me the best candidate for the Fishers City Council At Large position. I have been a small business owner for 18 years and I have a proven record of creating jobs, running a profitable business while staying in our budget. Also, as a former school board member, I successfully oversaw and approve the school district's budget. I have 20 years of serving our Fishers community as a bridge builder bringing differing groups together for a common cause. I believe I have a temperament and disposition that allows me to work well with various groups of people.
How will you work with OneZone Chamber to ensure a thriving business community?
I will continue the work and dialogue I already have with One Zone and its leadership to further understand the unique objectives, obstacles, and opportunities the various types of businesses have in the community. As a city councilor, I will participate in OneZone events and also encourage new businesses to come to our community and become active members of OneZone