PRIORITIES

1

ENGAGING RESIDENTS

For over 10 years, I have held community coffees, hosted town hall meetings, sent newsletters, and fielded community-wide surveys to listen to the thoughts, ideas and dreams of Carmel residents and business leaders. I support increased efforts by the City of Carmel to engage residents in design, utilization and evaluation of infrastructure, public art, finance, philanthropy and planning and zoning issues.

2

PROTECTING OUR HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE

The vision to develop place-based projects that allow families to be together and create memories of a lifetime in the community they call home is one of the things that makes Carmel special. I support continued efforts to keep our quality of life high, including more investment in maintenance of neighborhood roads and streets and continued investment in public safety to ensure our families and assets are safe.

3

COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS, RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

I support state, county and local governments working cooperatively to ensure our area remains competitive via low business operating costs, a deep bench of talent and an environment free from overreaching and nonsensical regulation. Additionally, I support home rule – where local officials are allowed to make decisions for local residents, as they are closest to their constituents and know their communities best.

4

ENSURING A STRONG FISCAL POSITION

I have been a strong voice in ensuring our government approves the appropriate level of spending to:

– Support our public safety initiatives to keep us safe
– Maintain high quality city services to support our fast growth
– Fund our public investment in infrastructure

I led the charge to set a framework for our rainy-day fund balance to equate to at least 10% of our general fund balance so we have extra dollars available to protect our pocketbooks.

I also support smart city initiatives and other operational changes to ensure we are providing the highest quality of services at the lowest possible cost to residents.

5

INVESTING IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Carmel is an excellent place for organizations to do business. In order to keep our tax rates low, I support continuing to recruit high-paying jobs to Carmel, retaining high-performing businesses and supporting our small, locally-owned businesses.

6

ENHANCING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

I support adequate workforce development initiatives to maintain a strong supply of talent for our growing communities in Carmel and Hamilton County, including initiatives to skill-up employees and better prepare them for success.