Building a strong, sustainable community is very important to me. I believe this starts with reducing our dependence on corporate-scale utilities and preserving our area's natural beauty. Therefore, I'm deeply involved in a range of environmental initiatives.
IBM Glen Trail Repairs
The IBM Glen is a gem of local nature! It's full of biological diversity, great trails and many natural wonders. So, when Waterman Conservation approached the County for help with several flood-ravaged trails, I worked hard to obtain a Small Community Grant to help them repair the trails. The project restored several weather-ravaged trails, installed new culverts, and repaired emergency-vehicle routes.
We have way too many old, run-down buildings in this town. Encouraging building-owners to improve their properties is one of my key initiatives. That's why I've championed CPACE, which provides cost-effective, private financing to do just that.