I joined the Sandpoint community in 2011 after visiting the area regularly since 2004. With each visit, I was drawn to Sandpoint’s unique character, close-knit community and scenic beauty. As a mother of two very young children at the time (18 months and 3 years-old), I knew that Sandpoint would be an ideal place to raise my kids due to its high-quality schools, year-round recreational opportunities and friendly neighborhoods.
I strongly believe in giving back to our community since this is where I have chosen to raise my family as a single working mom. While I feel that I give back through my current job as the Executive Director of Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper by helping to ensure that we all have access to clean water, I want to continue to serve Sandpoint as your next mayor. My last 6 years as a city council member, with 4 years as City Council President, together with my non-civic work experience, have taught me how to listen carefully, communicate effectively, respect different points of view, think critically and act with fairness, compassion and transparency.
I would love the opportunity to apply these skills as your next mayor to help Sandpoint follow through on all of the major efforts we have underway to plan for Sandpoint's bright and dynamic future.
Thank you for considering me as your next mayor. I would be honored to receive your vote.