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LEADING with VALUES and ACTION in SERVANT LEADERSHIP

It all matters in how we will continue making a difference, together, for everyone.

COMMUNITY-CENTERED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

I will actively support and promote business growth that creates jobs in Western Duluth and across our city by building solutions, focusing on priorities and directing action. Community Impact Development is good Economic Development.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL SOLUTIONS TO HEALTH DISPARITIES

I will continue working on the social, economic, and environmental health disparities based on zip codes in collaboration with local and state partnerships that I have built. Economic stability: income and jobs, Education, Environment and Safety, Housing, Access to care and healthy food. All of these factors are dependent on the policies, practices, procedures and programs that city council leadership create and impact everyday.

 

VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS

I will advocate for strong neighborhoods to enrich children, families, and individuals living in Western Duluth. Building vibrant neighborhoods with places to live, work and play; continuing my work building Transformative Solutions for Innovative Community Impact.

 

TRANSPORTATION

I will support initiatives for improving aging infrastructure, roads, and streets, as well as increasing transportation connectivity, improving quality of life and safety for all. Connecting neighborhoods in Western Duluth in a way that moves us forward for safe multi-modal access in our Spirit Valley Business Hub area as well as issues impacting neighborhoods related to our seasonal access.

MORE ABOUT ME

Profession

  • Proprietor/Principal Director of Operations Healthy Alliances Matter LLC Company

  • Founder/Executive Director: Healthy Alliances Matter for All dba Health Equity Northland

  • St Mark Church Parish Community Health Coordinator, Arrowhead Parish Nurse Association

  • Retired Director of Rehabilitation 
     

Family

  • Caregiver for aging parent

  • Two adult children, nine grandchildren
     

Length of Duluth Residency

  • Since 1968

  • Western Duluth since 1973
     

City Commission

  • Duluth City Council President, Committee of the Whole 2023

  • Ordinance Modernization Task Force 2022-2023

  • City of Duluth Council Vice President, Finance Chair 2022

  • Spirit Mountain Recreation Task Force Co-chair 2020-2021

  • Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council Policy Board, 2019-present

  • Council Personnel Chair 2020-2022

  • Northern Lights Express Alliance Commission 2019-present

  • City of Duluth Planning Commission 2015 – 01/2020

  • Planning Commission President 2019 – 2020

  • Vision Committee Imagine Duluth 2035 Comprehensive Plan

  • Crowd Control Police Protective Gear Policy Working Group
     

Education

  • Urban land Institute Real Estate Diversity Initiative Cohort 2023

  • National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health Cohort 9 Fellow: Bridging Health Duluth

  • National Empowering Women Leadership Development Institute

  • Conflict Resolution and Civil Mediation Training

  • Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Major: Health and Human Services, University of Superior Wisconsin

  • Associate of Art: Liberal Arts/Associate in Science: Corrections, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

  • Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assistant, Duluth Technical College (Lake Superior College)
     

Community Service Positions and Affiliations

  • Spirit Valley Center for Youth & Community Wellness Community Task Force Co-lead

  • Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Duluth Alumni 2021-2022

  • RiverFront Community Development, Managing Consultant

  • Green New Deal Housing, Executive Board Assistant Treasurer

  • Management Director Health Equity Northland, COVID-19 Pandemic Community Response Collaborative

  • Duluth Workforce Development Construction Working Group

  • Wealth Entrepreneurship and Economic Sustainability Leadership Planning Committee

  • St Louis County Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee 3rd District 2018-2020, At-Large 2023-present

  • Cross Cultural Alliance of Duluth, Co-Chair

  • Duluth League of Women Voters, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion past co-chair

  • Health in All Policies Campaign, Steering Committee 

  • West Duluth Business and Civic Association (West Duluth Business Club)

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