Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I'm running for Lake Oswego City Council.
I believe our city is on the right track; creating beautiful parks and a vibrant downtown, investing in needed infrastructure improvements and supporting our schools. As your city councilor I will continue to plan and invest in our city’s future by protecting our unique neighborhoods and quality of life in a fiscally responsible manner.
As Chair of the Lake Oswego planning commission I worked to restore trust and civility within the group and helped improve its ability to discuss and deliberate complicated and sometimes controversial issues. I’ll use that same skill on the city council to help build and restore the public’s confidence in city government.
Our city faces new challenges. In order to preserve the characteristics we cherish so much, we must plan for the challenges ahead. As our city population ages, we must ensure the ability of our seniors to age in place, or to have affordable options to downsize within the community. Likewise, we must keep Lake Oswego attractive and attainable to the young families we need to support our schools. Supporting and attracting business to the city is also a key component to Lake Oswego’s continued success. In addition to providing jobs and services, new businesses help create vibrant commercial centers and build the tax base necessary to pay for essential city services.
As the owner of a remodeling company, I’ve developed budgets, business plans and set goals. As a licensed real estate broker I understand the housing market and the issues that affect our property values. My degree is in architecture, but my experience is in problem solving. My ability to listen and to come up with creative and cost effective solutions to complicated challenges are skills that have helped me succeed in a variety of business ventures. I will use that same talent to tackle the challenges at city hall.
In order to keep Lake Oswego the great city it is, I’ll need your help and support. Please consider helping in any way you can: by donating financially, by letting me use your name as a supporter or by volunteering.
Thanks and all the best,