What do you have to offer to the City of Wellington and the community?
I offer a great history of leadership and interpersonal communication skills. I have served as my high school class Vice-President, my fraternity Vice-President, then President, Wellington Noon Lions' Club Director, and have recently worked as a Supervisor, in a local bank. With these experiences, and many others, I have learned a lot about valuing others' opinions, especially when they differ from my own. I am very involved in the community, presently, through Lions' Club, Chamber Ambassadors, Crusader Club, Sumner County Young Professionals, and my church, so I believe that I have a very good awareness of a lot of issues our town faces. I would consider it a great honor to have the opportunity to serve Wellington as a council member.
ONLINE BONUS question: Can you outline some specific goals you have to improve the community?
As a council member, I would really like to focus on improving and expanding infrastructure. Presently, I feel that the City does not do as good of job as it should to post proper signs, to lead newcomers to area attractions, such as Worden Park, Hibbs-Hooten Sports Complex, Rock Island ball fields, Hargis Creek, area museums, the Wellington Golf Course, the Wellington Family Aquatic Center, or, for that matter, area businesses. With the impending expansion of the Eastern Corridor, I feel it will be essential to the health of our community to continue to maintain and improve roadways and sidewalks that will properly showcase the attractions we currently have downtown, and provide a logical, attractive, and safe path, to those downtown storefronts and our recently-remodeled Memorial Auditorium. I would also champion any cleanup efforts that would continue to improve the aesthetic and safety value to structures, within the city limits. As the Westar Utility project progresses, I would like to be a part of a forward-thinking council, which would continue to make responsible decisions on the matter, and continue the advancement of our city's utilities system. Finally, if it is financially responsible, any improvement or advancement of facilities, such as those at Wellington Lake (bathrooms, storm shelters, picnic and other gathering areas), I would whole-heartedly support.