As the Council member for District 4, I know that local government is about the myriad of small, everyday things that make up our “quality of life”: Is our trash picked up? Are our street trees pruned? Is the water drinkable? Are the sewers maintained? Are traffic lights repaired? It’s also about the big things: educating our children, providing safe neighborhoods and services, and promoting jobs, economic vitality and stable taxes. Local government is about all of the things that make Columbia and Howard County a desirable, sustainable community.
I’ve spent my time on the Council listening to and speaking out for the 50,000 people who live and work in Wilde Lake, Town Center, Hickory Ridge, Harper’s Choice, River Hill, Dorsey’s Search, Clarksville, Fulton and the other communities in District 4. That’s the pledge I made to you, a pledge that I try to fulfill every day.
While the future of Columbia and Howard County is bright, we’re confronted now with challenges that need to be addressed, not overlooked to further strengthen our community. Working with PTA leaders, village board members, community association members and other dedicated volunteers, I’ve helped strengthen our schools, ensure public safety, maintain public services in a time of economic uncertainty, promote housing affordability, preserve our natural resources and get the most out of our tax dollars.
I’ve lived and worked in this district since I was a young woman. I love its past, and I love its future prospects even more. We continue to set high standards for that future and with your help, make them real.
As your Council Member, I will continue to listen, be informed and serve with integrity.
The leadership that brought you
- some of the best schools in the nation,
- increased police and fire resources,
- stabilized taxes in a recession,
- a green community growing greener,
- a place where life quality nurtures all generations