Our diverse neighborhoods and unique perspectives are the strength and power of OUR Ward 5. As a community, we are the driving force behind equitable growth to preserve and build a community where everyone can thrive. To me, leadership is impossible without community. Real leadership requires thoughtfulness, presence, active listening, and the deepening of relationships to create and foster the kind of investments, sustainable growth, safety, and overall quality of life we need and deserve in Ward 5.
With community at the core, anything is possible – it requires courage and the political will to make what we can create together a reality.
While the issues have remained the same, I find hope in what WE can do together as a community. I believe COMMUNITY consists of four elements: connection, equity, access, and growth. Policy is about more than words. It is about actions and what we can tackle together – it is reflective of our collective vision and values.
Now is the time to make real investments in our communities and to see tangible evidence of policy within our communities. Government should and can work for our Ward 5 – working to improve our quality of life is at the very core of my passion for public service and in the evidence of my work that I have accomplished “in” community. In partnership with so many of you, we have created new systems, shaped policy, changed mindsets, and shifted actions in the most powerful and impactful ways.
In community, I’ve been able to engage in work that has delivered real results for families and residents across the city, and I am excited about our road ahead. That is why I have decided to run for the Ward 5 seat on the Council of the District of Columbia. Let’s continue to fight together.