Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Heart is With DWG

I am excited about the opportunity to serve as your next DWG Alderman, place 3. I'm looking forward to joining the current leadership team. As an active, informed citizen I have watched positive changes implemented since last May and have been enthusiastic about the prospect of joining a council that is forward thinking and proactive. The most important thing I did before making my decision to file for Alderman was to attend the council's strategic planning session held last November to make sure I could support the goals the council laid out and be able to make positive contributions towards those goals.

Once part of City Council I will be able to draw from many aspects of my past to contribute to DWG's future. I have been a citizen for 29 years. During much of that time I have regularly attended city meetings and volunteered extensively in various roles for the city such as 2 years on ZBA, 4 years on the Park Board, 8 years and counting on Planning and Zoning, 2 years on City Council and almost 20 years on the Historical Committee. Other experiences I will draw from include my teaching background, my Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and various other volunteer positions.

I look forward to visiting with citizens as I walk the city during April and at meet n greets. The schedule and location of these get togethers is found in my Upcoming Events tab.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

To Serve DWG


I had a discussion with a service advisor when I dropped my car off last week that made me happy to be from DWG. She said that when she had a very stressful day at work, one of her favorite things to do to unwind was to drive through the areas of our city with horses or kick back and chill at the lake. She said she found the atmosphere very relaxing.


I spoke with a neighbor a couple of days after that and recounted the discussion. My neighbor said she had recently had two people, also non-residents, who had made similar comments. A lot of things have changed in DWG since I moved here 29 years ago but that special, relaxed atmosphere still exists for me and I was pleased to find out it also resonates with people who don't reside in our city in a positive way that makes them want to visit.

One of the reasons I want to serve as your DWG Alderman is to find ways to preserve that open and relaxed atmosphere that makes Dalworthington Gardens special as the city continues to march forward in time and inevitably makes some changes.