Serving as your Planning & Zoning Commissioner, you may have heard I'm not afraid to speak out against massive developments that just don't make sense. I support proposals that create jobs and add to our quality of life. I have been an outspoken advocate for balanced development that benefits our community for generations to come. A city should not piecemeal development, but rather have a vision and be prepared to reject proposals that are not in the best interests of Shelton residents.
Prior to my time on the Planning & Zoning Commission, I served as your vice chair of the Board of Apportionment and Taxation. In that elected role I learned how our city operates, where your tax-dollars flow and what developments hold down the tax-rate. I advocated for a more transparent process and brought department heads to the table. Working across the aisle, I achieved bi-partisan support for a reserve account — shining light on the use of your tax dollars. In my time on the budgeting board we held taxes while increasing services by looking for efficiencies in the budget.