Waterloo has been home to me since 1986, first as a Civil Engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and now as a Ward 4 homeowner. During the past 28 years, while working and starting a family in Waterloo, I have been fortunate to be able to focus on two of my great passions - engineering and children. As a family we believe Waterloo is a wonderful place in which to nurture children and become all that we can be. We appreciate the strength of the two universities and the programming available to our children year round. We believe in the core values upon which the city is built: a caring community, sound financial planning, the protection of the environment, and strong educational values.

My goal continues to be to work with other like-minded members of Council to grow and strengthen the city so it remains the location of choice for innovative and growing businesses.

During my two terms on Council I have worked hard to provide support to issues related to Ward 4 including the approval of Fire Station 4, creation of the Parks Watch Program launched in the Eastbridge Neighbourhood, approval of the Davenport Road Reconstruction, approval of the reconstruction of Northfield and needed maintenance to Lexington Road.

As an engineer, I have sought ways to foster sustainable development in the City. The goals of well-designed/planned development have been stated clearly in the Official Plan for the city which will help to protect/manage and nurture the environment (water, air, land).

I have advocated improved support for children and children's issues and worked very hard with the Eastbridge Neighbourhood to secure a "walkable" public elementary school within the neighbourhood.

During the past four years I have also served the City in the capacity of an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.  In this role I brought Ontario's first Bicycle Summit to the City of Waterloo.  This summit brought delegations from as far away as England and over $50,000 of economic development to City of Waterloo Businesses.

My professional career as a Civil/Environmental Engineer and my board experience with sitting on not-for-profit boards of directors including President of Professional Engineers Ontario have provided me with a set of skills and a mind set to serve as an effective member of Council. I believe I have demonstrated my commitment, to the City of Waterloo and with your support would like to continue to serve as your Ward 4 Councillor.

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