Being of Service:
Serving as a City Council member brings with it a clear responsibility to help ensure city operations meet the needs of its residents. Equally important is providing for ongoing municipal development to show community vibrancy as a beacon to attract new businesses and residents. These efforts must be done in a manner that promotes transparency and effective communications to the community.
As such, a critical eye must be applied to the expenditure of all city funds to ensure an appropriate cost-benefit and delivered value to the community is maintained. A balance must be preserved between the promotion of new development and maintaining existing community infrastructure and services.
To enhance my service to Marion residents, I will invest the time and effort necessary to attain a solid understanding of any matter pending the Council's consideration. Doing so will enable me to use my very best judgment on Marion's citizenry.