As a resident and stakeholder in New Hope's future, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Mayor. New Hope is a unique community that I am proud to call home. Grounded in the traditions of our past, now is the time for us to build our community for the future. I have the skills and the passion for the job. My leadership experience spans roles in local government, universities and for-profit businesses. My specialty areas have been facilities management, project management and emergency planning. Most recently I worked as Facilities Bureau Chief for Arlington County's Department of Human Services in Virginia where I ensured the maintenance, safety and security of buildings for over 700 employees and 30,000 customers per year. I know what it takes to make things happen. Most importantly, I care what happens in New Hope. It would be an honor and privilege to work with the people of New Hope as your Mayor. I have the passion to make a difference.

As Mayor my priorities will be:

  • Work closely with the Chief of Police as the civilian head of the borough's police department
  • Increase communications with the community through "Monthly Mayor's Message"
  • Register residents in the Bucks County Community Alert System (www.readynotifypa.org)
  • Support equality for all New Hope residents
  • Provide a "Mayor's Welcome New Neighbors" packet

As Mayor I will work closely with the Borough Council to:

  • Create a resident request system "New Hope Fix It"
  • Reduce parking and congestion by supporting a shuttle bus service
  • Promote safer sidewalks
  • Initiate a "Keep It Clean" program
  • Continue to support the Bucks County Playhouse and Inn
  • Work to bring back water and mule barge to the canal
  • Strive to attract businesses that balance the needs of residents, tourists and visitors

My experience:

  • Facilities Bureau Chief - Arlington County Department Human Services 2007-2011
  • Facilities Manager - American University 2006-2007
  • Facilities Director - Columbia University 1999-2006
  • Operations Manager - Unicco Integrated Services 1991-1999

Memberships and affiliations:

  • Aid for Friends Volunteer
  • Bucks County Playhouse Gala Committee Volunteer
  • Friends of the Delaware Canal Member
  • Historical Society Member
  • H.O.P.E in New Hope Team Leader
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