6th grade teacher at Betty Adams Elementary in Westminster, Jeffco. Secretary/treasurer for the Colorado Karate Association for the last 5 years.
Other leadership positions and community involvement:
Worked with local Girl Scouts, PTA, organized stuffed animal drives to give to local fire department, worked with police to organize volunteers for the Jessica Ridgeway search, worked with city groups on Westminster cleanup day four years, school teacher in Westminster for 11 years
1) Why are you the most qualified person for this office?
With a bachelor’s degree in education as well as a master’s degree in education leadership, I have been working to improve Westminster by teaching its children. Now, I would like work with the city to keep Westminster great, as these children become adults.
2) What is the most important issue facing Westminster and how will you address it?
· The Westminster Mall – I will work to find a developer to build a city within a city that we would be proud of, a place that would be an open, family-friendly living space with office space and shopping.
· Financial stability – The city has worked hard over the past several years to create a solid tax base for our future. We are now in a position where we are almost built out. We must continue to create opportunities for businesses to come to Westminster and be successful.
· Citizens getting their money’s worth – Regardless of how people feel about FasTracks, we have all been paying for it for many years. We paid for rail, we want rail.
· City infrastructure – We are in need of replacing and repairing much of our aging infrastructure. I will work with council and the mayor to make sure our water supply and treatment systems stay up to date, and our bridges are safe.
3) What do you think the city does well and where do you see a need for improvement?
· Westminster does a great job of trying to keep people informed of what is happening; after the fact. We need more transparency and decision-making with community involvement. Collaboration is much easier than compromise.
· Westminster has boards and commissions that do research for different areas of interest for the city. Council should listen and work with them to create ordinances and not ignore their advice.
4) What is your favorite thing about living in Westminster?
We have many events that involve our neighbors: The Westminster Faire, movie night in the park and our city officials make themselves available to the public. Westminster is not just a place, it’s HOME.