Engaged in our community
Our family moved to Lake Elmo in 2005, knowing that this was where we wanted to raise our family. Growing up in a rural area in southeastern Minnesota, it was important to me to live in a community with a lot of open space, rich history, and sense of community.
As a coach, volunteer for various organizations and member of the Lake Elmo Planning Commission for the past 18 months, I know just how special our community is. I am passionate about public service, having worked many years for the state and counties, and also in the private sector. My hope is to bring a mature sense of leadership that will continue to enhance the rich history of Lake Elmo and lead through thoughtful planning cycles.
Our family loves Lake Elmo and there is no place we would rather call home. I would be honored and humbled to serve OUR Lake Elmo.
Fiscal responsibility: A city's use of tax dollars, grants and bonding dollars must be well thought out and transparent. Re-aligning our tax base to support the city’s critical functions based on recent growth will increase our ability to deliver quality infrastructure, public safety, and parks. To off-set high residential growth, business development on the I-94 corridor and attracting businesses to our existing commercially zoned locations will make our micro-economy thrive, while maintaining Lake Elmo’s unique landscape. I received MnDOT’s Negotiator of the Year award in 2004; being a steward of taxpayer’s dollars is something I take very seriously.
One of our biggest assets is our environment. To continue the legacy of Lake Elmo and its wonderful outdoor features, I will ensure that we are proactive and maintain high expectations for actions that impact our natural environment.
Recent growth in Lake Elmo brings more infrastructure to be maintained and protected. We see higher travel demand on our roadways, demand on our structures carrying water, and more wear and tear on our streets. With my 26 years of professional experience in transportation, I will make sure that infrastructure investments in our Lake Elmo are safe, well planned, and maintained.