Dear District 2 Voters,

Thanks to everyone who came out to the polls on November 3rd. I am excited to continue my service to our communities and our city. The new city council has a lot of work to do and I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges our growing city presents.

I’d like to take a moment to thank my husband, Nick, for his support over the past two years. Nick watches almost every council meeting and sits down to talk with me about our meetings when I get home, sometimes late into the night.  Nick is a great civic leader: he serves our Berwyn District Civic Association as Treasurer and Neighborhood Watch Director; he serves on the board of the College Park Community Foundation; and he is the new Chair of the Animal Welfare Committee. Nick and I are a team - I couldn’t do it without him.

I’d like to thank all of the D2 candidates. This was the first contested race any of have us have participated in, and I think we can all agree that that provided the opportunity to discuss and debate several key issues and viewpoints. Running for this office is a sign of commitment and personal sacrifice. I appreciate Dan Blasberg’s candor and his perspective on a host of issues he’s been involved with during his 15+ years in Berwyn. Dan is a great resource to our community and a great neighbor - but you certainly don’t need me to tell you that. It’s also been a pleasure getting to know Vivian Conway.  I admire Vivian’s dedication to family and the senior community. Her accomplishments are reflected in the talents of her children, especially in her daughter Breanna, a Parkdale senior who demonstrated a great deal of maturity and poise as she helped to manage her mother’s campaign. Vivian's dedication to the seniors is clear through her strong ties with the residents of Attick Towers and Spellman House.

I’d like to thank my current colleague, Monroe Dennis, for his leadership and guidance over the past two years.  He’s taught me a lot and we’ve learned a lot together. I congratulate him on his success last night and look forward to working with him in the years to come.

Thanks goes to Mayor Fellows for his steady leadership and mentorship and to my other council colleagues...

And I’d like to thank the leadership and membership of our Lakeland and Berwyn District Civic Associations. These groups seek to connect our neighborhoods to our priorities and issues and provide our communities an outlet to share and celebrate with one another. If you haven’t already, please become a member of your local civic association and find out how you can give back to your community.

College Park is transforming and we need strong leadership to drive our vision for the future of our city. That leadership is only fully realized through your engagement. Your priorities and issues need to be communicated so that we, your city representatives, can make well thought and well reasoned decisions on your behalf. I look forward to hearing from you.

With sincere thanks,