Collaboration is key. First responders, courts, and elected officials must work together to accomplish our goals effectively and efficiently in order to meet the needs of our growing community. I will work with City Council to fund departmental needs, as well as with county leaders for EMS revenues and resources. We must support these highly trained professionals with the tools they need.
I will continue to support our crown jewel of a library. My 9 years on the library Board of Trustees, combine with my participation on both the building and design committee, and library art committee, reinforced my belief that library services are essential. Additionally I support, neighborhood infrastructure, beautification, an expansion of our park facilities, and recreational programs. I will listen and communicate the public needs and wants with the City Council and our community partners.
To business owners and developers, welcome! I support infrastructure investments into the Burlington Boulevard retail corridor and revitalization of downtown. However, I will additionally advocate for the enhancement of residential neighborhoods, creating safe pedestrian walkways, where gravel shoulders and no sidewalks exist.
As a fourth generation Burlington family I will work to safeguard Burlington and embrace our small town values. We must address illegal dumping of garbage within the City limits. As work continues on this complex community issue I will work closely with everyone involved to enforce our vagrancy and nuisance laws. As Mayor, your health and safety is my priority.