There are countless issues to be addressed and, as Mayor of Mount Dora, I'm working with City Council and the City Manager to tackle all of the concerns facing our city. I am energized by the challenges our city faces and I look forward to being a part of the solution. The busier I am, the better I am.
When I served as a Council member in 2019, I reached out to our sanitation provider, Waste Management, for a tour of the recycling facility in Tampa. In 2021, the City Council voted to do away with recycling in Mount Dora. I have already reached out to several of our surrounding cities that continue to recycle. I propose that we will work together, City and residents, to begin recycling again.
With my degree in accounting, along with years of experience in budget sessions as an At-Large Council member, I will listen to, include and represent every part of the city. I know how to spend on what we need without increasing our taxes, how to cut out wasteful pet projects and studies, and how to focus on public safety, infrastructure, green space and employee retention.
The City has been putting off a recreation center for decades. I have heard from the Northeast CRA board members, I have listened to the residents. The Recreation and Resource Center is long overdue. With community involvement, proper budgeting and potential grant opportunities I will work with City Council to make this happen!
These days there is a clear lack of trust between government and residents. Government’s role is to serve the people. Issues are to be addressed timely and all people will be heard. I am available 7 days a week. Text me at 352-408-4693 or e-mail anytime.
As a downtown business owner for 10 years, I know all too well that the summer months can put a real strain on merchants. Let’s change the mindset and plan city-sponsored events to make Mount Dora’s downtown thrive year-round.
I am open to listening to the residents—the locals—and business owners to work together to solve the parking problems downtown. Let’s explore every option available and not spend millions of dollars on a 5-story parking garage in the wrong location.
There is money budgeted to plant trees, but it hasn’t been a priority. There are proven benefits to trees and I will work to create a monthly schedule for new plantings and continued maintenance.
Protecting the very reason each of us fell in love with Mount Dora must be the focus as we grow our population and attract new businesses. Smart growth is vital to maintaining the integrity of our City.