For nearly a decade it has been my privilege to give back to the community of Roseville. I am running to continue my civic involvement and public service, but also to put my experience to work for Roseville residents and the business community, to ensure that the quality of life Roseville residents and the business community have come to expect is not just maintained but continues to improve.
Public service is an ethic that runs in my family and Shelley’s. My mom was the State President of the Business and Professional Women of Maryland and served on the County Personnel Board. My father, a Public Works Supervisor, coached my sister’s softball team for many years. My father-in-law, a retired Oregon State Trooper, is State Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Oregon. And my mother-in-law regularly volunteers at her church’s community pantry.
For nearly a decade it has been my privilege to give back to the community of Roseville. First while serving on the Roseville Public Utilities Commission and then for the past 6 years on the Roseville Planning Commission, which I currently chair. From 2007-2016, I served on the parent elected Board of Directors for Maria Montessori Charter Academy, the K-8 school my son attended, and where my wife Shelley works.
The City of Roseville faces challenges that will require a steady fiscal hand, innovative thinking and courage to make tough choices. It will also require that the community’s voice is heard by the City Council. As a City Councilmember I will ensure the community’s concerns are part of the conversation and factor into decisions made by the City.
I want to bring my experience to work for you. My 25 plus years of working on complex transportation, housing, water resource, land use and air quality issues sets me apart. I have learned to listen first, then work collaboratively to craft strategic initiatives. I’ve been in the room with regional and state agencies, at the legislature, advancing and advocating for regulatory relief.
It is this experience that I will put to work for Roseville residents. Experience working with and listening to others to craft innovative, cost effective, and thoughtful solutions.