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Milwaukie is in the midst of a remarkable transformation: from building safer bike and pedestrian access to developing a clear vision for the next thirty years, our community is boldly addressing big challenges, and pursuing opportunities to create a better future for our citizens. I’m running for City Council because I believe we are on the right path, and I’m excited by the potential I see for us to achieve so much more.

During my time on the Climate Change Action Plan Committee, I’ve seen how citizens, businesses and City government can and do work together to develop a way forward through difficult problems. I have been a voice for developing strong, measurable goals, and for identifying ways Milwaukieans can feel empowered to speak up and actively engage with the problem of climate change. While we endeavor to complete the Comprehensive Plan, continue redeveloping downtown, and address the regional affordable housing shortfall, I will bring this same vision to my work on behalf of Milwaukie.

As executive director of a small non-profit, I learned the value of attentive listening. It leads to better programs and enduring solutions. I did a lot with a small budget, and I understand both the need for careful accounting and the value of dreaming to come up with creative solutions. Most importantly, I learned that people are the most valuable asset of any organization. Milwaukie is a beautiful place with some incredible people, and I look forward to working with and for you.