My campaign focuses on three domains that support community health and wellness: sustainable management of our natural resources; public health services that support our most vulnerable populations; and community connectivity through safe transportation, trails, and routes. To learn more about what this means for Monroe County, click on the tabs below.
- Explore evidenced-based initiatives like combining services of fire, police and social service providers in 911 calls of overdoses so citizens can immediately be linked to help.
- Prioritize preventative, fiscally responsible measures to reduce the harm that the opioid epidemic causes family members, individuals, systems and children.
- Collaborate with city and county stakeholders to develop proactive solutions to the opioid epidemic, building on Harm Reduction and Public Health principles.
- Work directly with city and university officials in an effort to coordinate our land use and transportation planning.
- Advocate that monies set aside for countywide benefit are used countywide
- Hold our planning and development projects accountable to the best practices in ADA standards
Monroe County – and District 2, specifically – has a mix of urban, suburban, and agricultural land use that requires a broad understanding of the ways in which these different communities impact the natural environment. Some issues, like run-off that carries pollutants and waste to our sewers, creeks, and lakes span the whole county. Other issues, like resource extraction – cutting trees and mining rock and gravel – need specific attention in the more rural areas and areas that have steep terrain.
- Support programs and incentives that reduce the carbon footprint of the County government operations and facilities.
- Work with city, university, and private stakeholders on policies that incentivize sustainable and renewable energy sources
- Encourage land and resource management policy that supports the health of the Monroe Lake watershed.