Thank you for taking the time to learn about your Prairie Village City Council candidate. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.
My husband and I and our then-2 year old daughter moved to Prairie Village in 2008 to build our life in a city that offered excellent schools, public safety, an abundance of parks, and opportunity to build a community of neighbors and friends. Now, I’m running for City Council to promote the welfare of everyone who comes to live, work, and play here, so they can realize their dreams as well.
Born and raised in the greater Kansas City metro, I graduated from Central Missouri State (now UCM) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design, and I now work at SFS Architecture in the Crossroads of Kansas City as a contract Interior Designer with a specialty in furniture specification and space planning. I work with clients in various sectors to select, bid, procure, and install the furniture pieces that they need, and that complement, their new office, community center, worship, educational, and library spaces.
Working as a contractor has allowed me the flexibility to volunteer in my community in various ways. I’ve volunteered at Belinder Elementary and Indian Hills Middle schools, the local Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA clothing closet, the Johnson County Library, and as a Girl Scout troop leader. We are annual supporters of the Prairie Village Foundation, and I am a JoCo Election Worker. Becoming an active member of our neighborhood, local school, and Prairie Village community has been an amazing experience. We wouldn’t choose another city or group of fellow parents for all the world!
As a parent of a pre-teen now, it is very important to me that our neighborhoods be walk- and bike-friendly so students (as well as seniors, toddlers, and strollers) can walk and bike freely and safely to our schools, parks, and local shops, as well as their friends’ homes. My focus as a councilperson will include helping shape the Bike and Pedestrian plan, advocating for a transparent community center study process, maintaining and improving our city infrastructure as well as diverse housing stock, being a responsible fiscal steward to our taxpayers, and greatly enhancing the lines of communication between this Ward seat and the citizens I will represent.
I am energized at this opportunity to serve Prairie Village, a city that I am proud to call home. I want to continue to make it a place that others love to visit and call home, and look forward to hearing from you on how to do that and to earn your vote. Please reach out to me at the Contact link above, so we can chat! I look forward to talking with you in person about the qualities and skill sets that I will bring to our city!
Candidate, Prairie Village City Council, Ward 3