SHE PERSISTED

 Since my election in 2018 I have been working hard for the residents of Pacific Grove and our region. "She Persisted" is a mantra that helps me continue my good work, break through barriers, and keeps me focused. Thank you for supporting my endeavors and trusting me to represent our community. 
My civic leadership experience is:  
  • Pacific Grove Council Member (2018 - present)
Boards and Committees:
  • Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, First Vice President (2018 - present)
  • Economic Development Commission Liaison (2018 - present)
  • Monterey Peninsula Regional Housing Coalition (2018 - present)
  • Monterey County Business Council City Liaison (2020 - present)
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Board (2020 - present) 
  • Environmental Quality Policy Committee- League of California Cities (2021 - present)
  • Central Coast Energy Services (2021 - present)
  • Palenke Arts (2022 - present)
  • Community Services Policy Committee- League of California Cities (2020)
  • Monterey Bay Community Power (2018 - 2020)
Personal:
Born and raised in Pacific Grove and mother to three amazing children, I work full time for Monterey County Supervisor Askew. I am passionate about Pacific Grove and love our community. 
Future:
I will work to preserve Pacific Grove’s values.  
  1. Create policy and culture for a welcoming community that feels like "your hometown."
  2. Balance the needs of people and our natural environment. 
  3. Engage my neighbors in open dialogue to achieve our shared goals.
Governing Principles:
  • Social equity and equal opportunity
  • Accountable governance 
  • Transparency
Favorite quote:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead
Some of my accomplishments since 2018 are:
  • Successfully advocated for allocation of CARES Act funding to go towards renter’s assistance and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Supported pandemic business recovery programming to include outdoor dining and CARES Act funding for Pacific Grove small business grants. 

  • Established funding availability to provide scholarships for income qualified households for Recreation Department programming fees. 

  • Brought forth and successfully passed policy to amend and make permanent the City’s Safe Parking Program.  

  • Brought forth and successfully strengthened the short term rental ordinance by prohibiting the advertisement of unlicensed short term rentals.

  • Brought forth the Pacific Grove Equity and Empowerment Initiative which resulted in a permanent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. 

  • Brought forth and successfully passed a trash and litter abatement campaign which resulted in an increase in litter receptacles, increase in city trash pick up, and a robust City volunteer litter program. 

  • Brought forth and successfully passed policy to establish a local business preference program to the City's  Purchasing Procedure.

  • Brought forth and successfully passed the Be SMART Educational Campaign on Responsible Firearm Storage resolution. 

  • Brought forth and successfully passed the Demanding Federal Gun Reform Action to Prevent Death and Injury resolution. 

  • Brought forth and successfully passed the Affirming Support for Reproductive Freedom resolution.