I am grateful for the legacy of service from others in this community that has made it such an incredible place to live and raise a family.
As a transplant in Monticello, I am frequently asked why my family has chosen to stay in this small town. For the past five years we have loved this community - the diversity of people and landscape, the values and core principles that seem embedded in small-town living.
I have hunted on these mountains, my daughters have played on city teams, my family has explored all over this county. I work with farmers and ranchers in this area on a daily basis. These salt of the earth folks are the reason I love my job.
As a Range Management Specialist for the NRCS, I routinely interpret and execute governmental policy and have an in-depth understanding of our municipal code.
As one of the entities that measures our snow-pack each year, I have a firm grasp of our water situation. Water storage and acquisition is a necessity if we wish to thrive in this land.
I have watched the increasing dissension as sweeping changes on the national and local scale have altered the established norms. I am running for city council because the coming years will be critical for Monticello’s development, and we must be intentional about guiding and planning for the inevitable growth while maintaining the qualities that make this town our home.
Being from Hawaii, I’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of misguided tourism enthusiasm and the long-standing consequences it can have on communities.
I’m committed to standing up against the influences that would threaten our community and lifestyle while embracing those changes that will lead to a better future for our children and grandchildren.
I believe that one cannot simply say that the system is broken without being willing to step in and help fix it. If elected I will represent all citizens of Monticello regardless of name, class, or beliefs.
All of our problems can’t be solved in one election, but I can promise that if elected I will give my full, honest effort in behalf of Monticello.
Whatever your vote, let’s get out and help shape the future of our community.