Newport Business Owner; Nutritionist: WIC, Lincoln County
Extension & Food Share; Zookeeper: City of Seattle;
Volunteer: Oregon Coast Aquarium; Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
University of Washington: BS – Nutritional Science and Experimental Food
Prior Governmental Experience:
Newport Wayfinding Committee – Chair; Nye Beach Design Overlay Work Group;
Lincoln County Solid Waste Advisory Committee;
Newport Transportation Plan Update Work Group; Newport Futures Committee
I’ve always been fascinated with the diversity of Newport: its
neighborhoods and districts, harbor, lighthouses, beautiful coastline and wildlife.
Since moving here 20 years ago, I’ve seen many positive changes:
NOAA, OCCA, the Rec Center and the PAC, to name a few. Yet we still face tremendous challenges. We are battling to update our infrastructure. Our finances demand on-going attention. We struggle with employment and housing issues. Our natural and cultural resources need stewardship. Your vote for City Councilor will determine the future of our city.
As your City Councilor, these will be my guiding principles:
What will Newport look like in 10 to 20 years? Excellent work has been done on visioning Newport’s future. Let’s use those studies, listen to citizens and get to work on progressive planning and development that honors our heritage and invigorates our future.
Let’s balance economic development with livability and a sustainable future. A thriving community with great neighborhoods, sustainable businesses and quality medical care will result when there is access to employment, housing, culture, shopping, recreation and viable transportation options.
Let’s strive to make the best use of time and money to help our city be more efficient and effective. As your City Councilor, I will listen to you, be willing to weigh all
sides and work as a team member with other councilors.
I ask for your vote. Thank you.