I am running for City Council because Cleveland Heights needs leadership ready to work together and collaborate to map out a path to progress that puts our people first.
We are a community of helpful, kind, creative, and principled people. We come together when times are tough, and we celebrate each other’s victories and accomplishments. We value our diversity, even as we sometimes struggle to navigate its complexity. And we love this place—the trees, the homes, the location: It’s like no other.
We also have a dynamic but sometimes complicated landscape of local leadership. Our small businesses give us a glimpse into the deep well of ingenuity we have here in Cleveland Heights, yet our city lags in economic development compared to nearby hot-spot cities. Our houses are gorgeous, yet our home values haven’t kept up with similar areas in the region.
And in particular for me, we are committed to our values of inclusion, sustainability, and equity, yet time after time, our community erupts with frustration and anger, as projects are pushed through without sufficient preliminary community engagement, discussion of sustainable practices and elements, or consideration of neglected areas of our city. This must change.
With our vibrant, creative, progressive community, Cleveland Heights should be a model of vision and innovation. We have what it takes to transform the challenges we face into opportunities for building a more equitable and sustainable future.
We need city leadership who truly value your voice, experience, and ideas. I am committed to inclusion and representation.
And I am ready to work with our incoming mayor and other City Council members to make sure our government truly reflects and represents the people who call Cleveland Heights home.