As a Flat Rock Village Council member, I have and will continue to make decisions based on facts and honest input from Flat Rock residents. I will choose what is the best benefit that can be derived from all information, data, and input and consider how any changes will impact the nature of the village.
I have and will use long term planning provided by previous and future planning boards and choose options that are best for the future of our community.
I will work to protect the Village’s investment in the park and promote greenways and connectivity. Henderson County is committed to a bike and pedestrian plan. We need to be ready to take advantage of this plan and its benefits for Flat Rock.
I will honor and recognize the historic aspect of Flat Rock. I believe the past should be honored, but that the future should be considered. Making our village a unique and vibrant community will ensure that future generations will want to live here and keep Flat Rock history alive.
I will work to keep our taxes low and still provide services that keep the community a beautiful and desirable place to live.
I will seek accountability for the services that Flat Rock pays for with taxpayer money.
I will work with the County Commissioners and Sheriff’s Department to find solutions for animal control in Flat Rock.
I will continue to ensure that the workings of the Flat Rock Council remain transparent in every aspect.
I will work with the Flat Rock Planning Board to create parameters for short term rentals.
I will work with and support the Park Foundation in raising funds for sustainability and operations in the park.
I will work every day to make Flat Rock a safe and efficient community for all current and future residents to be proud of.
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Flat Rock Village Council 2015 to Present. Responsible for:
•Park Commission Long Term Planning committee
•Shred Day event organizer
Worked as a metallurgical quality engineer on aircraft turbine engine parts. Moved to Flat Rock in 2006 after living in New Hampshire for 20 years.
•Chair, Flat Rock Park exploratory commission-2012
•Chair, Flat Rock Park design committee 2013
•Flat Rock Park Advisory Board 2014-2015
•Past Highland Lake HOA President
•Planning Board, Flat Rock 2013-2015
Master Gardener- UNH and UNC Extension Office
Past Highland Lake HOA President