I am committed to working for our community. I am motivated by the responsibility to carry the torch from Mayor Jeffrey Lunde with pride and progress. A high-level of resident satisfaction is what makes Brooklyn Park a unique and exceptional place to live, work, and play, and we are ready to build toward an even more illustrious future.
It has been a great privilege to serve Brooklyn Park’s residents and businesses these past two years on the City Council, and together we have increased our solar energy output and improved more roads, parks, trails, and sidewalks. With support for our police and fire departments, new businesses, and hundreds of new jobs, I am committed to working together and putting resources where the needs are greatest.
With my vision for ‘One Brooklyn Park,’ we will continue our momentum to build a city that puts equity at its core. It is essential to safeguard our community in ways that reflect the wants and needs of the people who live, work, play, and visit Brooklyn Park.
It has been my experience that the city government works best when citizens participate. I passionately believe that by working together and with an open exchange of ideas, we can accomplish great things!
Our city needs to be guided by its citizens and business leaders – the people who live here and invest in our success. I would like to see more citizen input to help inform critical decisions, such as how the city should approach community safety, affordable housing, public health, and economic development.
Through improved communications with longtime and new local businesses, I would also like to examine how Brooklyn Park’s regulations and policies help or hinder growth. It is necessary to partner with local business owners and workers in assessing our processes because they have intimate knowledge of any barriers to success.
My goal as your Mayor will be to connect the dots between our hopes for Brooklyn Park’s future and being a good steward of the public resources.
My vision is to make Brooklyn Park second-to-none – so our peers can look to us for best practices, innovation, and inspiration. Rather than working toward benchmarks, we will become the benchmark.
Implementing this vision will fall on the shoulders of the individuals working within City Hall and our City Council. For example, how is each police officer working with residents to make Brooklyn Park the safest city in the state?
The future of our city is bright. Brooklyn Park will become a model of excellence, one that truly puts our citizens first and engages them in their collective future as often as possible. City staff will be known for providing quality and value in all areas of service. We will partner with citizens and businesses to make this a community of choice for living, working, and leisure activities.
It is not about thinking alike; it is about thinking together.