Council Platform

Cedar Falls is a great place to live, and keeping it great requires initiative, fresh thinking, and a willingness to be bold. I will bring unique perspective, bountiful energy, and careful leadership to Cedar Falls City Council. I vow to be an independent voice of people, to challenge the status quo and to offer a vision for the future. I will work tirelessly to improve the citizen experience in Cedar Falls. 


My guiding platform:

Quality of Life

  • Enhance the safety and security of all citizens
  • Promote great streets and smart planning
  • Partner with UNI, CFU, Schools, Main Street, The Hill, and neighborhood organizations to expand recreation, culture and entertainment opportunities

Effective/Efficient Government

  • Optimize service delivery in every department
  • Prioritize investments for essential infrastructure
  • Promote open, transparent government

Economic Development

  • Leverage community assets and industrial park for quality jobs
  • Streamline codes and ordinances to support community investment and growth
  • Promote entrepreneurship through UNI, city, private partnerships
  • Revitalize commercial and residential core


What I want to do in the next 4 years in four bullets:

  • Minimize taxes - pursue operational excellence in all city departments
  • Strengthen infrastructure - make thoughtful investments to support growth - complete streets, regionalized wastewater treatment
  • Advocate for CF's next signature quality of life project - the Cedar River Experience
  • Promote good policy - zoning update, public-private-intergovernmental partnerships, open/transparent/responsive government



My favorite city topics:

  • Downtown parking density and policy
  • Super-efficient government, sustainable operations
  • Government transparency
  • Inter-governmental cooperation
  • Great streets - accommodating, safe, efficient, beautiful, vibrant streets
  • North Cedar renewal
  • College Hill vibrancy
  • Expanded recreation opportunities
  • Public-Private-Partnerships
  • Expand downtown and infill development
  • Foster entrepreneurship and economic development
  • Enhance UNI student/citizen experiences
  • Champion for state legislative reform to restore Home Rule to Iowa cities