WHY I WANT TO SERVE
In 2017, I was appointed to Berkley City Council because of my passion for Berkley, my professional expertise in government and finance, and my personal involvement in the city. As a self-described policy geek, I bring creative solutions to help solve complex problems and to chart the best course for our residents. However, crafting and implementing policy is all for nothing unless it works for the people. I have always remembered in every vote I’ve taken and every policy I’ve helped create that policy affects real people’s lives and I bring this resident centered approach to my role on Berkley City Council. I have spent my time on Council helping move our city forward together.
When I was 10 years old my grandma and I handed out balloons and stickers to kids at a parade in support of a local candidate whom we believed in. It was a thrilling experience and I had an absolute blast being part of the team. I didn’t know it then, but that was the birth of a real passion and a desire to help make change. I saw firsthand what it looks like when people work together at a grassroots level to elect a candidate they truly believe in and work for something that is greater than an individual. My interest in public service, specifically at the local level, has only grown stronger since then, and with it my desire to serve my fellow residents and neighbors. This is why I am running. Berkley has already been so good to me and my family that I want to give back.
I believe in local government because it is where honest collaboration and real compromise can take place and where you can truly impact residents’ lives, which is why I love working and serving in it. My fellow council members and I share a desire and an enormous responsibility to help Berkley grow and to keep Berkley a place where retirees and seniors, young families and those just starting out live side by side and thrive.
Serving on Berkley City Council has been an honor and a privilege. Every day I’ve worked hard to earn your trust and to make local government work for you. Now I’m working hard to earn your vote. I look forward to continuing the conversation about how we can best grow Berkley and write our future together.