My experience as an active generational public servant, an elected official, a youth worker, and an executive aide for the commission of Human Rights has led to my personal and professional growth and development - honing my passion to serve my neighbors. I’ve learned that the 3 C’s: communication, coordination, and collaboration, are fundamental to leadership and governance. I can bring a fresh perspective to the City Council. I know we can demonstrate the values of the community - people over profit and achieve more equity in the budget process for the people of Newburgh. Each resident seeks safety and prosperity - an improvement to their quality of life. We deserve this and collectively and individually have to work together.
The People's Champion
We can incorporate youth sports, education, and mentoring opportunities by enterprising them into the city of Newburgh's budget. Earmarking them within a dedicated fund under the Recreation Department - which one day can be designated as the Community Services & Recreation Department, potentially encompassing more of the resources and services that support those lacking their basic needs and seeking more positive youth development for their children. Taking up space, utilizing what’s available, and being creative and innovative, can lead to the development of a future state-of-the-art community health & wellness center. The majority of Newburgh’s 28,000+ population living below the poverty line is rent-burdened and exists outside the proximity of affordable food, childcare, and good-paying work opportunities.
What WE stand for
A healthier community begets a healthier environment which can create opportunities for the city of Newburgh families to develop and grow along with the municipal government and overall growth of the city. I’m running for the city of Newburgh City Council today because I envision in 10 years the children and youth I’m coaching and mentoring are equipped to enter the workforce - with the ability to support their families and themselves. Leading the lifestyles they want to live, by taking advantage of the excellent educational institutions here and participating in the governmental process. This results in a favorable effect directly impacting the folks with basic needs and insecurities - improving their quality of life. Leading to a decrease in violence and an increase in regenerative and equitable economic development.