Hi! I am an editor, photographer, long-time Farmington resident, and your City Councilmember. I was re-elected to a 4-year term on Nov 2, 2021.
In 2016, I was fighting to save Victorian houses downtown when a former Mayor and councilwoman said, “You know, if you really want to make a difference, you need to run for Council yourself.” So I ran — and was the top vote-getter in 2017.
I promised to focus on making Farmington an even better place to live. I worked to pass a voter-approved millage that got the city’s finances back in the black. I voted to fix battered streets and overloaded drains and finally made the Farmington Road streetscape (coming 2023) possible. I championed new investments in parks, pathways, and energy-efficient streetlights plus the creation of a new walkability committee.
In tough times, I’ve stood up for our community. When the pandemic hit, I voted to help our downtown businesses through the new social district and outdoor dining. When cronyism threatened our library, I spoke out publicly against it. I signed a letter demanding DTE be held accountable for recurring electrical outages in our neighborhoods, and after severe storms that knocked out power for nearly a week, I went to Lansing to advocate in-person for Farmington residents suffering from the unreliability of our electric grid.
Recent summers’ violent storms have made clear that combating the effects of climate change needs to be our #1 priority. To stop the flooding and to tackle the outages, we need better infrastructure that can handle this new reality. I will provide the leadership and do the work to make it happen.
I know that solving problems takes research and investigation. It takes going out and asking people for input. I’ve been your advocate, your problem solver, and your voice on City Council. You can trust that going forward, I will be there to champion the issues that make a difference in your lives every day.
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My day job is managing editor at a trade magazine that covers heating and air conditioning. We keep small business owners up to date on new technologies, legislation, and how to run a better business. I also report for Northville’s monthly magazine The ‘Ville. I am one of the original members of the Warnerettes Parasol Drill Team, I once volunteered as publicity coordinator at the Warner Mansion museum, and for two years I ran a then-and-now history column called Vintage Point.
Committees I’ve served on: Multicultural Multiracial Committee (MCMR), Elections Committee, Parking Advisory Committee, Charter Review Committee, Farmington Area Arts Commission, Pathways Committee, Historical Commission. I was also a member of the Farmington Area Jaycees and the Redford Symphony.