Identify your top three (3) issues that you wish to address during your tenure in office and rank them in order of priority.
As a financial professional, I will work tirelessly to ensure that I help to foster a business environment that is fruitful for businesses of all sizes and shapes. It's important to me that our own people right here in Fishers can start a business if they so choose and live the American Dream.
I also care deeply about schools, being a former president of the HSE School Board. I will work hard to make sure that we build and maintain good relationships with our local schools and assist them where we can.
Third, I will prioritize public safety and security. I will fully support our first responders and make certain that they have the resources to do this important work.
What do you believe is the role of the City Council in our community?
Simply, I believe the City Council should be there for our residents. They should ensure that we have a safe community, and that the city is as affordable and productive as possible. In my role as city councilor, I will do just that. It will be my goal to build up this community in the smartest, most efficient way that we can.
What experiences and qualities do you think makes you the best candidate for this position?
I believe that my eight years on the HSE School Board, including serving as its president, have prepared me extremely well to step in as a city councilor. One of my goals as councilor will be to make sure that Fishers remains a place where our children and grandchildren want to raise their own families, and my time on the school board provided valuable experience in the wants and needs of our young residents.
How will you work with OneZone Chamber to ensure a thriving business community?
I believe the small to medium sized business ecosystem is critical to a thriving community. I've been an active member of OneZone from the beginning and will continue to be. Serving on the Fishers City Council will be an extension of that activity and bring that advocacy to a new role as city councilor. OneZone has a great relationship with both Fishers and Carmel. I will be able to help enhance that relationship as a city councilor and ensure a continued thriving business community.