Sugar House is not only where I live, it’s where my heart is, where my husband and I chose to settle down and start a life together. I have seen firsthand what issues impact us as a city and enough is enough. It is time to get things done! With my experience as a small business owner, teacher, Senior Director of Public Policy and Events, and serving as a Trustee on the Sugar House Community Council, I have a unique perspective on how to help our community thrive.
Sugar House is in a state of evolution and growth. How we plan on handling this change is what matters. With more people moving into our city, we need to work on reasonable housing development to create more affordable housing while simultaneously preserving our neighborhoods and not overcrowding.
Sugar House residents, regardless of income or neighborhood, deserve a city that prioritizes connectivity. This includes improved sidewalks, bike lanes, enhanced public transit with more routes and affordability, and community spaces that foster social interaction. My goal is a city where everyone can access leisure, commerce, and civic institutions on foot or by bike, reducing the barrier to success posed by transportation challenges.
Open spaces are a luxury that should be safeguarded. Sugar House and Fairmont Parks exemplify this standard. It is vital to promote and establish more cost-free green gathering spots that encourage nature exploration and serenity. Trees and green areas offer universal benefits, enhancing well-being, air quality, community, and temperature control. As Sugar House expands, preserving these spaces is paramount.
Utah's plan to close six Salt Lake elementary schools, driven by declining enrollment, are linked to factors like displacement, gentrification, and affordability challenges. Public schools are vital community pillars, offering education, fostering inclusivity, promoting equality, stimulating local economies, and building a sense of unity. Preserving public schools is imperative, alongside addressing housing affordability and responsible spending to secure our community's future.
When small businesses in District 7 succeed, we all succeed.
As a small business owner who is married to a teacher, I know what it takes to make a community thrive.
I am a Utah native with a background in political science and international studies and have spent years as an English teacher (CELTA) and a certified project management professional (PMP). With experience working in a Mayor's office as the Senior Director of Public Policy and Events, serving as a Trustee on the Sugar House Community Council, and as a Sugar House small business owner, I am deeply involved in our community's future and well being.