Together, we can put our best foot forward for Fairbanks and our greater community. With your support, we can thrive! I am ready to work to ensure economic stability, quality of life, and a future for our community.
Our community is home to a broad spectrum of voices and I believe a representative of the people must be open minded to progress, determined in vision and dedicated to the public process. I understand the values of our community to embrace diversity, transparency in government and quality of life. I am engaged in the community, aware of the commitments of public service, and dedicated to the people of the borough. I believe I can contribute to the forward growth and development of the Fairbanks North Star Borough that will have a lasting positive impact.
I believe local government is the most impactful form of public policy and community development. Not only am I passionate about the positive growth of this community, I have been actively involved in borough matters for nearly ten years.
I am a Business Agent for the Laborers' Local 942 and stand with working people, the right to organize, earn a livable wage, and enjoy a quality of life.
NEWS & UPDATES
FNSB Assembly, Seat C, Appointed July 2019 - current
Fairbanks Central Labor Council, 2nd Vice President, 2018 - present
Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce Development Committee Member, 2018 - present
KUAC Public Radio Citizen's Advisory Committee, 2017 - present
Fabulous Feminist Fundraiser Planning Committee, 2017 - present
Alaska Public Broadcasting Commissioner, Appointed July 2018 - Aug. 2019
Interior Democrats Regional Chair, Jan. 2018 - Aug. 2019
FNSB Planning Commission, Appointed Jan. 2016 - July 2019
Chair, 2017 - July 2019
FMATS Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee, 2017 - July 2019
LiUNA Leadership I, Graduate 2018
AFL-CIO Organizing Training Institute, Graduate 2018
FNSB Urban Agriculture Subcommittee Member, 2017 - 2018
Week of the Arctic Media Team Member, 2017
Public Relations Society of America, Alaska Chapter
2014 - 2017
Fairbanks Police Citizen's Academy, Graduate 2016
Arctic Science Summit Week Volunteer, 2016
Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Banquet Planning Committee, 2016
FEDC Young Professional Council, 2012 - 2016
Calypso Farms Board of Directors, 2011 - 2014
Leadership Anchorage, 2009
WHERE I STAND
The Interior has a strong history as a union community. I believe in the right for anyone to organize, and am a champion for workers to prevail in wages, benefits and productivity that serves the worker’s interests first. Unions are about putting the power in the hands of the people - at work and in their community, and I am proud to be union.
As a municipal government, let's follow the lead of communities all over the world and recognize that the changes to our environment and our climate are woven into everything we do. From maintenance on buildings, potholes, food, new construction, waste reduction, energy and jobs, all government planning must consider the impacts of a rapidly changing climate to ensure the plans are relevant for future generations.
COMMUNITY PLANNING & INFRASTRUCTURE
Investing in our infrastructure and a plan to develop the borough must reflect the character of the community. The FNSB would do well to focus community planning efforts to make the Interior more accessible in non-motorized ways: maintained sidewalks that encourage year-round pedestrian and cyclist activity, better connectivity between paths and trails, and more green space between vehicles and non-motorists.
Public education is a mandated government function of our constitution that must be provided and paid for as a collective. The quality of education we provide is a statement of our values and our dedication to the future. These values include curriculum that benefit students now and can be used as a foundation for greater learned skills. Evaluating the classroom and teaching techniques must be done continuously, and subject matters for our community must include relevance to Alaska subsistence and culture as well as job readiness.
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