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Making Connections

Priorities, Biographical Information
and Community Service


Create a vibrant downtown

Establish a health and human services hub

Continue to reduce the number of tolerated encampments

Ensure short- and long-term fiscal health

Enhance community engagement


Biographical Information

My parents moved our family to Rohnert Park in 1961. I attended

John Reed Elementary, Rohnert Park Junior High, and Rancho Cotate

High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in

Communications from Brigham Young University. 


My father and I opened a wholesale insurance business in the summer

of 1997, where I continue to work as the Director of Operations.


My husband, Sean and I married in 1999 and are the parents of three boys.


We made our home in Rohnert Park because of our great

community and excellent schools. I continue to enjoy serving

alongside many dedicated community volunteers.


Community Participation

Member, Rohnert Park City Council 

Association of Bay Area Governments,

  Executive Board Member

Rohnert Park Library Advisory Board

Water / Wastewater Committee

Sonoma County Community Development Committee 

Rohnert Park Planning Commission

Committee to Protect Cotati-Rohnert Park Schools 

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Making Connections

I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the past four years

and look forward to earning your support for another four.


My favorite part of the job is making connections between our residents and

city services. One Saturday, a woman texted a picture of some hateful graffiti

on one of our neighborhood fences. I alerted public works and as soon as

they learned of the issue, they had it painted over within an hour and a half. 

Major Accomplishments

Reducing Retiree Medical Liability from $46 million to $2 million

Approving the purchase of the 30-acre site for Downtown Rohnert Park

Engaging the mental health SAFE Team (Specialized Assistance

For Everyone) to Provide an Alternative Crisis Response for our citizens

Retaining an independent police auditor to improve police accountability

Building a new Westside Fire Station

Crafting and instituting a new camping ordinance

Installing 16 new Pickleball courts

Creating over 550 affordable housing units in eight projects

Including a climate change, equity & social justice element in our general plan

Clearing over 80 encampments

Secured permanent and interim shelter for over 120 individuals

Providing wrap around services to get them off the streets permanently

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