Moving forward together those were the words I spoke last year when I won your vote of confidence to become the next Trustee on the Brown Deer Village Board.
Although I’m new to the Village Board I’m not new to service or leadership. I’ve led four non-profit organizations, I currently serve as President of the Board of Directors for National Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. I have leadership roles in the broader community such as, Co-Chair of Life Course Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) with Tom Barrett, Mayor of the City of Milwaukee and a member of the African American Women’s Roundtable advising Chris Abele, County Executive of Milwaukee County. And, I am Director of Community Partnerships for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
So, today I announce my candidacy to become the next Village President in the Village of Brown Deer. I’ve spent this time learning about general operations of the Village and specific needs from you as citizens. I’ve heard you when I’ve visited with you in your homes, in coffee shops, at restaurants, at your block parties, community potlucks, at the Trustee meetings, during Village activities, as I’m walking throughout the Village, on the Brown Deer Community Forum Facebook page and through direct messages via Facebook, email and phone calls.
I’ve heard you say, we want more businesses, please save our library, be fiscally responsible, I want to be involved, the Trustees need to work with the Brown Deer School Board and how can we improve our image in Brown Deer.
I want to build on what I’ve learned. I want to represent you in the Village and beyond. I want to be your voice at tables throughout the community and county that impact you the most. I want to build partnerships that will bring about positive change in Brown Deer.
My commitment to you are:
- Being Accessible
- Being Transparent
- Being Fiscally Responsible
- Being Inclusive
- Building on our Strengths
- Building Strategic Partnerships
I want to hear from you! I also ask for your Vote on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019. Please join my campaign and let’s move forward together!