One of my favorite statements is: “You can wring your hands or you can roll up your sleeves, but you can’t do both.” I consistently choose to roll up my sleeves.
As I continue to serve on the City Council, I will respect and appreciate the work of my council colleagues and of our city's administrative team. I will actively pursue the kind of working relationship that allows us to accomplish greater results for residents.
As a leader in education I facilitated and witnessed school and district leadership teams more effectively collaborate in order to achieve greater results for students. Additionally a myriad of experiences and opportunities has prepared me to continue to roll up my sleeves on behalf of our great city.
As a mother of four and active volunteer with my church and community, I continually "roll up my sleeves". I am proud of my four children and the ways in which they are contributing to the world around them. My two daughters both chose to put their education on hold in order to serve as missionaries for our church. One daughter served as a teacher in Jordan School District and is now committed full time to raising our grandson. The other daughter completed her degree at Utah State University and is a teacher in a Title I middle school in California. My oldest son also chose to put his education on hold in order to serve as a missionary for our church. After serving for two years in Peru, he has returned to BYU and is pursuing his degree in preparation for medical school. My youngest son just completed his first year at the University of Utah and is awaiting his mission call.
As a small business owner and active member of the South Valley Chamber, I recognize the value of small businesses in our community. As I deliberate over the issues facing our city, I keep residents and small businesses top of mind.
My volunteer work in our community includes serving on the Canyons Education Foundation and supporting the noble mission of HomeAid Utah. Additionally, I serve on the Board for Beehive Science & Technology Academy. I have served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and in various leadership positions as a member of my church congregation.
As a leader, I am a perpetual reader. I am hungry to learn how to hone my leadership skills in order to bring the best out of those with whom I work. I have found that one of the very best models for this kind of leadership is Abraham Lincoln.
I seek to lead like Lincoln as I chase impact. I love collaboration and believe it is the ONLY way to accomplish great things in our community. Abraham Lincoln is a leader worth emulating. As I strive to have a positive impact, I work to integrate those leadership traits that allowed him to have such a significant impact:
My years of experience in education and leadership will serve me well as continue to serve on the City Council of Sandy City. Together, we can collaborate to elevate our community.