Many challenges face our city and neighborhoods, and as a lifelong resident with a family business in downtown Shawnee for 29 years, the economic health and general well being of our community is something I take quite seriously. The time I have spent serving on the City Council has prepared me to deal effectively, openly and responsibly with the upcoming issues. That is why I am committed to working for you and our community.
It has been my experience that city government works best when citizens, like you, participate. I firmly believe that by working together, and with an open exchange of ideas we can accomplish a lot. I am here to listen and take into account what the residents want.
I want to have a positive impact on the residents and businesses of my community, and we are in line for great things to happen. I am invested in this city for the long run and do not view my public service here as a stepping stone. There is no place I love more than Shawnee, and I am excited about its future.
It’s been my distinct pleasure to have worked with and gotten to know so many of you over the years. Your involvement and input on important matters addressed by the City Council has been extremely valuable to me as well an integral part of our community’s development. I thank you for your participation and civic commitment.
My devotion to Shawnee drives my desire to represent and serve. It is a natural continuation of not only my City Council service, but of all my other service in the community. Because of my deep association and familiarity with Shawnee's past, I feel I have a unique perspective on issues that have shaped our city. Why I am running for Mayor.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree