Impassioned Constituent Service
The most important role a City Commissioner has is being as accessible as possible to their constituents. I took that role seriously when I first served you and I will do so again. I connected with residents in ways no Commissioners ever have before:
- First Commissioner to have a Facebook page for residents, where I shared city news, highlighted the achievements of our talented city staff, solicited feedback on issues and quickly responded to messages from citizens.
- First Commissioner to actively communicate with residents on NextDoor.Com, including posting all Commission meeting agendas.
- Created the Melons for Moolah event, which raised nearly $30,000 for numerous local non-profit organizations and landed the City of Safety Harbor in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Reached out to local news media and other elected officials to urge progress on railroad crossing safety, road improvements and race relations.
- Since leaving office, I wrote weekly government columns for Safety Harbor Connect and now the Quoz 34695 app, explaining each meeting's agenda in plain English and telling you what happened afterward. I also created the Safety Harbor Strong Facebook group at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way for our community to come together and help each other through the crisis.