Jobs— I’ve sat with numerous businesses who have shared the same problem with me–the inability to find skilled workers. I’ve listened to our city leaders as they have come together to problem solve the lack of skilled workers needed to build a thriving Anoka County economy: We need to fulfill crucial jobs in construction, plumbing, manufacturing and other speciality trades.
- Supporting the trades industries
- Promoting our community and technical colleges
- Advance good-paying trade professions in Anoka County.
Human Services/Public Safety— These issues have touched nearly everyone in Anoka County. They are complicated problems that will need long term advocacy and focus to find efficient and accessible solutions for.
- Tackling the opioid crisis through policy, resources and awareness
- Promoting our mental health services and facilities (Mercy Hospital, Lee Carlson Center, Touchstone)
- Breaking the stigma of mental health issues through education
Community Development— I’ve spent a decade cultivating a diverse network and I’ve proven my ability to identify problems, and then solve them by collaborating with public and private sectors for the best solutions to benefit our community. Community development to me, means:
- Safe and functioning roads, trails and sidewalks
- Up to code and 21st-Century-Ready public buildings and spaces
- Promoting open dialogue and engagement with diverse communities