As a council member for four years, community advocate for more than 15 years, and resident for 20 years, I consider myself fortunate to live and work in a city I love. I have worked to increase support for our police and fire services, affordable housing stock, small and medium-sized businesses, and improved roads, parks, trails, and sidewalks. I have supported purchasing a Small Business Center and coordinated COVID-19 community response and economic recovery. I am running for Mayor to sustain these gains and ensure that Brooklyn Park remains a thriving community for all its residents.
I have remained committed to working for our community. I am motivated by the responsibility to carry the torch from Mayor Lisa Jacobson with pride and progress. Diversity makes Brooklyn Park an exceptional place to live, work, play, and progress toward an even more illustrious future.
With my vision of ‘One Brooklyn Park,’ we will continue our momentum to build a city that works for every resident; it is essential to safeguard our community in ways that reflect the wants and needs of all.
I have the experience that the city government works best when every resident can participate. I passionately believe that we can accomplish great things by working together and with an open exchange of ideas!
Brooklyn Park must be guided by its residents, business leaders, and other stakeholders who live here to invest in our success. I want more community input to help inform critical decisions, such as how the city should approach public safety, affordable housing, public health, and economic development.
As your Mayor, my goal will be to connect the dots between our hopes for Brooklyn Park’s future and being a good steward of public resources. Vision can come from many places, but smart communities realize that engaging their community members in the city-governance process leads to better answers and deeper public ownership of our future.
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 the city and our City Council. For example, how is each resident working with the police 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 that truly puts our residents first and engage them in their collective future as often as possible. City staff will be known for providing quality and value in all service areas. We will be a platform for vital economic activity that gives Brooklyn Park a competitive edge in the marketplace. We will partner with residents and businesses to make this a community of choice for living, working, and leisure activities.
I ask for your vote on Tuesday, August 9, during the Primary Election.