I am running for Summit County Commissioner, District 3 to work towards better quality of living and affordability for Summit County families. I will work to ensure that our Summit County sense of community and quality of life will continue into the new decade and beyond.
I believe that scientifically informed, rational decision-making regarding the balance between public health and economic recovery should determine Summit County's public policies now and in the months ahead. Summit County's governmental agencies, business community, non-profit sector, and private citizenry should continue to work together to implement innovative plans for economic recovery while prioritizing public health. Maintaining mutual regard for Summit County's diverse citizenry - essential workers, families, retirees, and second-home owners - is at the heart of who we are as a community.
I believe that a strong working, middle class that can live and work in Summit County makes for a better way of life for all our citizens. Equity and inclusion, including equal access to public health resources and community information, create a stronger community for all our citizens.
I believe that open space and trails, wildlife and fish, and lakes and streams make our way of living special. Responding to climate change and shaping environmental stewardship for Summit County and beyond are crucial in preserving our way of life for today and tomorrow.
I believe that the public health and safety of Summit County's citizens and visitors is vital to maintaining a high quality, sustainable lifestyle. Resources committed to mental health, physical health, emergency services, and first responders are investments for our community. A collaborative, innovative, and wholistic approach to Public Health and Safety will continue to increase efficiencies, impacts, and equitability for our residents and visitors alike.
I believe responsible management and transparency of county funds is required for longterm sustainability during periods of uncertainty in our community. Maintaining a healthy reserve means being able to respond efficiently during crises related to public health threats, natural disasters, population fluctuations, and recessions.