An Independent Voice for Norfolk County
I am running because for too long the Commissioners' Office has lacked sustainable, accountable, transparent management. I am the best candidate to provide what the Office needs because I've spent my entire career as a public servant focused on solving problems, not reinforcing the partisan divide. I care deeply about Norfolk County, and I want to give back as your Commissioner.
- Sustainability: Purchase green equipment for the Presidents Golf Course, retool county buildings to earn LEED certifications, and update the Norfolk Agricultural High School curriculum to include the latest in scientific consensus on climate change and environmental protection. Advocate against environmentally harmful projects afflicting the County, such as the Weymouth compressor station.
- Accountability: Ensure full compliance with state procurement laws while minimizing the cost of running the county’s departments, an especially high priority as COVID-19 strains town budgets. Fully staff County agencies to get everything we're paying for, and explore paths to profitability for the Presidents Golf Course. Publish accurate budget numbers every single year.
- Transparency: Meet with all local elected officials to understand the needs of each community and to ensure the County is being responsive to their needs. Make meetings fully accessible, upload searchable agendas and minutes online, and post important documents such as the budget in easily accessible locations. Revamp the Norfolk Aggie website. Open hearings on agenda items to the public. Publish accurate budget figures each year, and hire the half of the engineering department the County has funded yet left unfilled.
- Representation: Better reflect the diversity of Norfolk County by serving as the first independent Commissioner in living memory and the first female Commissioner in 30 years. Work toward parity in gender between employees of County-managed agencies. Currently only 10% of employees under the control of the Commissioners are women.