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Ashland City Council Position 5

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  • Gina DuQuenne

  • Jessica Kensinger

Biographical Information

What kind of leadership can you bring to the City and the City Council?

What do you see as the city's major needs and goals?

How would you address the needs of the homeless in our community?

Campaign Phone (public) (541) 890-3548
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Town Where You Live Ashland
Your Experience/Qualificatons I have been connect with the city of Ashland since I founded Southern Oregon Pride in 2010. I have served on the Housing and Human Services Commission for over 7 years. I have also served on many non-profits in Ashland. I will bring my lived experiences to council and my ability to get things done. I am passionate about creating an equitable, thriving, and sustainable Ashland with fiscal stewardship.
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County Jackson County
The type of leadership I will bring is forward thinking. I am a visionary in that I always look for clear distinctive solutions. I am a collaborator, an organizer, and a problem solver. I will work hard for the people of Ashland to build a robust economy for the working families, our essential workers and our small business, and I am up for the challenge. I am pragmatic, transparency, tenacious, and honesty and I hope to be of service.
What I see as Ashland's major needs and goals are as follow. * Economic development invest growing our economy * Living wage jobs * Affordable and workforce housing * Un-housed * Environmental climate change * Racial and social justice
There are so many layers of need for our un-housed community. I have already spoken with a couple city councilors and the city administrator regarding a permanent solution The perfect location is on the north side of town. Our partners in the un-housed community have done a walk through. There a few issues that we have to address regarding zoning and the county. However, this can be done the need is here and the time is now. As council we can make this happen.
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