I am committed to understanding the needs of Summit.
I want residents to be confident in my commitment and ability to listen, seek creative solutions, and govern smartly.
Summit's priorities will receive my utmost attention.
Keeping families and neighborhoods
safe is a key priority for me. As a wife, mom, friend, and neighbor I want
everyone who lives here to be comfortable leaving their doors unlocked when they’re home, or unafraid when their kids are playing outdoors. One thing I loved about Summit from the beginning was my kids being able walk to town safely on their own. It gave them independence, and in a “big” small town, I always knew there was a set of friendly eyes, whether it was one of my friends or a familiar store owner. As we return to normalcy, a renewed sense of vitality throughout town will bring more people and more traffic. Staying focused on safety is critical. Many of us moved here because of the small town charm, excellent schools, and green space; and I will continue to work to preserve Summit as one of the best towns to raise your children, attract young couples, and ensure our elderly can afford to stay. Maybe even finding a location for a dog park!
We are at our best when residents' voices are elevated and citizens are able to have deliberative and purposeful dialogue with their local officials. A hallmark of this citizen-centric government is trust. Trust is built on actively listening to residents and hearing what they care about. When people feel heard and respected, it inevitably leads to a diversity of voices participating and crafting sensible policies that work for all socio-economic statuses and political ideologies. I am hyper - focused on localized government – ensuring those who live and are invested in our community have a seat at the table to shape smart policies and overall business and residential development. As our region grows, I want to ensure we have stabilized boundaries, our citizens feel safe, and wecreate sensible policy that embrace the richness of cultural diversity which makes Summit a desirable place to live for all!
Small Business Vitality
Historic Downtown Summit is well known for its variety of small and mid-sized businesses, boutique shops, restaurants, and easy access to NYC. Our town center, nestled within our beautiful neighborhoods, offers entertainment, social connection, and shopping for all ages. Many people who move here often say they chose our great city because of its perfect size (not too big/not too small). Small businesses are the backbone of every local economy by providing a source of financial freedom for individuals, long-term generational wealth for families, and early job opportunities for our kids, which help them build valuable skills for the future. We can achieve this by concentrating on containing over-commercialization so local main street can compete, and partner with Summit Downtown Inc., to remove unnecessary barriers that would impede growth. Supporting a local ecosystem is the secret to keeping Summit strong, vibrant, and enduring.