There's new excitement and investment in the Sixth District, from East Knoxville through downtown and Mechanicsville and down Sutherland Avenue. I want to welcome new people and new ideas to the Sixth District, in balance with current community goals & values.
I have lived and worked in the Sixth District for over 15 years. I own a small real estate office in the Sixth District that's moving to a building that I'm renovating on E. Magnolia Avenue.
My Great-Grandparents and Grandparents lived and worked in and around the Sixth District as well. My Great-Grandfather had a plumbing shop on University Avenue. I'm proud to be part of my family history in the area.
I have a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning. I studied economic development, shopping districts and neighborhoods, in cities. I am specifically interested in housing affordability and jobs, especially local business ownership opportunities in the Sixth District.
Lately, I've been focused on ideas about neighborhood preservation, affordability, and other concerns as my neighborhood group President. I'm also interested in support for merchants -downtown and along commerical corridors- Sutherland and E. Magnolia avenues. Further, I think that the close proximity of East Knoxville to agricultural land is an asset- for education, economic development, and promotion of food security.
Thank you for your consideration of my platform as you elect a new City Council Person in the Sixth District. I've spent an education and many years at work in the community to prepare to serve in this position. I support positive progress in our extraordinary city and am especially motivated by recent energy in the Sixth District. Here are a few priorities to consider.
Neighborhoods- Our rich history of neighborhood development has provided us with such a great variety of places to hang our hats. Continued support of unique neighborhood character and cultural assets in our communities is an essential concern for me.
Economic Development- I firmly believe in the prudence of careful, thoughtful planning and implementation of economic development programs to promote private investment in our communities. In my experience, there is no single, simple solution.
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