A mom, part-time teacher, and six-year Council incumbent who prizes informed, progressive discourse toward decisions that will make College Township an even better place to live.
Besides Council, in my part-time life, I’m a volunteer, preschool teacher, substitute teacher, doula, and foster-mom. My full-time life includes being mom of two hilarious children and the partner of one particularly patient husband. In other words, I love to help people live well. In regards to my six years serving as Councilwoman for College Township, I’ve spent much of my time reading, researching, and communicating to inform residents and inform my decisions on community matters. My family and I have lived in the township for more than twelve years (eighteen years total in the Centre Region). We've settled in Houserville for what we intend to be a very long time.↑
My qualifications are the experiences of my life that have shaped my outlook and given me a quality I believe every councilperson should embody: perspective.
I feel these very diverse and powerful experiences have afforded me ample practice in seeing and balancing many different perspectives. This is what I continue to bring to College Township Council. I don’t believe that my candidacy is about creating a platform issue, or explaining my agenda. I will make a great councilwoman not because my perspective is perfect, because I have the drive to hear, the ability to listen, and the experience to know that the best answers come from the group, the whole, our community.↑
I love College Township’s laid-back, rural-suburban personality. I am uncomfortable with the idea of transitioning East College Avenue into a North-Atherton-like thoroughfare (although North Atherton Street does do sidewalks really well).
I love smartly placed sidewalks, bike paths, and alternative modes of transportation.
I have solar panels on my roof. I am keen on renewable energy.↑
I am interested in creative solutions to our “missing middle” housing dilemma.
I am sympathetic toward our local business owners.
I value well-planned preservation of ag land.
I like to focus on smart development, as opposed quick development.
I want to aid the community effort to protect and improve our unusually high-quality water resources.
I believe in instilling the importance of civic engagement from a young age and have volunteered several times in our elementary school to bring kids and local government together.
I encourage township residents to engage in the civic conversation by visiting the township website and signing up for the township’s Stay Informed alerts.↑
Webpage created in 2013. Updated by candidate in 2019.