Co-Director of Kinder Academy Child Care Center in Bruning, Nebraska
Liberal Arts BA in Political Science and History
Four years as a leader for Geneva Cub Scout Pack 175; Active member of Geneva United Methodist Church participating in the Social Justice Committee; Six years as a volunteer summer camp coordinator at Camp Moses Merrill in Linwood NE
120 N 12th St, Geneva NE
We are so lucky to have many small, locally owned and operated businesses in Geneva. Many cities of our size struggle to keep historic downtown storefronts filled. My goal is to support our existing businesses as much as possible and to take steps that encourage innovation and new business ideas to take root in our town.
The highest priority would be making sure that the basic needs of all our citizens, especially those that are most vulnerable, are being met. Tight-knit communities fare better when facing disasters, and my family has experienced first-hand how supportive our neighbors in Geneva are in challenging times. I would make sure that we foster that sense of community and have an up to date Disaster Preparedness plan in place with multiple planned safe shelters and networks of community members that can be organized quickly.
I will advocate for our services that attract and keep young families. This includes supporting our local hospital, Fillmore Central Public Schools, affordable housing options, and our quality childcare/early education facilities. I will advocate for infrastructure projects such as improvements to our streets and public spaces, improving Geneva’s walkability, as well as supporting our phenomenal Public Library and its various programming. Last, I will bring a common-sense and informed approach to every decision that I make as a City Councilwoman. Everything government does can affect the lives of its citizens; I will make sure that I am approaching the job with an appropriate understanding of what that responsibility means.
I think that a challenge we face in Geneva is the ability for all our citizens to know how to connect with their elected officials in a meaningful way and to know how they can affect positive change. I am a strong believer in the value of transparency, public discourse, and decency in government, and I believe that can and should start at the local level. I will make sure that my constituents know how to get ahold of me with questions and concerns, and I will make sure that information about public meetings are readily available on multiple platforms. I know that my neighbors and I share a common goal in wanting what is best for our community, and I want all of our citizens to have a say in how we best accomplish our goals as a city.