Oxford is a special place, powered by amazing people. I’m honored to have collaborated with diverse people to make a difference for our community, and bring that experience to my service on Oxford City Council.
I’ve lived and worked here since 2003, teaching urban planning in the Department of Geography at Miami University. I served for a decade on Oxford’s Planning Commission — the last five as Chair — working to protect Oxford’s unique character by carefully managing growth. We made good progress encouraging smart growth while protecting neighborhoods and conserving natural resources, in addition to promoting more efficient transportation.
Before serving on Council, I’ve already collaborated on projects that connect our community:
- Our Oxford Area Trails committee took a great plan and wrote a successful grant application to build the first phase. More to come in 2019!
- With help from Miami students and community members, we successfully petitioned Amtrak to stop in Oxford, and are planning a new station.
- Our Safe Routes to School committee of Talawanda staff, parents, and City staffers prepared the district’s first school travel plan.
- I served as Miami University’s first Sustainability Coordinator, helping create its first, cross-cutting Sustainability Committee.
I know from first-hand experience the potential (and limits) of good local government to improve our lives, and how to work with diverse community members to make good things happen.
I am honored to have been elected to bring that experience getting things done to Oxford City Council. We’re already making great progress.