Fueled by my desire to serve and empower people of different ages and abilities in Monona, I was elected to the City Council in April 2018. I continue to focus on bringing experience, leadership, and a next-generation voice to local government, working to adapt to the city's changing demographics and identity.
City Committees and Community Leadership Roles
- Public Safety Committee
- Library Board of Trustees
- Mass Transit Commission
- Senior Citizens Committee
- Friends of the Monona Senior Center Board
My Work and Community Involvement
I work full time as an early childhood, school-based speech-language pathologist in the Waunakee Community School District, providing services to 3- to 5-year-old children working on the development of their communication skills.
Currently, I serve as the Political Action Coordinator (PAC) for the Waunakee Teachers Association, and previously have served as a Building Representative and Secretary for the WTA. One of my primary responsibilities as PAC is to foster community engagement and visibility among members of the teachers association by organizing volunteer opportunities with organizations such as the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.
My husband, Dan, and I are co-leaders of the Bridge Lake-Point Waunona (BLW) Community Garden just outside of Monona.
My Thoughts on Monona
My husband and I relocated to Monona from Madison's near-west side in 2013, realizing a longstanding desire to put down roots in a quiet area with ample city services, close to the bike path and the lake. In the time that Dan, our two dogs, and I have lived here, we’ve enjoyed watching the community expand and appeal to a new generation of homeowners and visitors.
I am heartened to live in a city that is becoming increasingly dementia-friendly (through its partnership with the Monona Area Dementia Friendly Community Coalition), and one that is striving to make its public facilities more accessible to people of all walks of life, including those who are differently abled or who require accommodations in order to fully access the wonderful services our community has to offer. As an alderperson, I strive to continue to include, support, and engage a diverse array of stakeholders in decisions affecting our community and its growth and development.