My vision for Bangor is a 21st century one – a connected, visionary direction that the whole community can work toward. I’m running for Bangor City Council to strengthen and encourage economic development; to better utilize our public spaces; and to improve effective communication between the City Council, city government, and the community.
I spent my childhood in Newburyport, Massachusetts. There, my mother raised me to work hard, help others, and be involved with my community. In 1996, I came to Bangor to visit family and realized that it felt like home. I’ve been in Bangor for 17 years. Today, my daughter Vanessa attends Bangor High School. She is a student in the STEM program and is involved in music, theater, and soccer. She’s already exemplifying the values my mother taught me.
My work background is in retail management and marketing, and I’m the marketing manager and event coordinator at The Briar Patch children’s book and toy store downtown. My passion is volunteering and developing programs to help the community come together. I’m a member of the steering committee for Fusion:Bangor and I sit on several planning boards including the Downtown Bangor Partnership, PechaKucha Bangor, River City Cinema, and the Bangor Book Festival. I’ve also coordinated many public Bangor events, including the Kid Central Festival, BangPop!, and the West Market Festival.
I’m excited to be taking on this campaign. I’m running for Bangor City Council not for political aspirations, but to be of deeper service to the community I love. I can’t do it alone. I need your help. This campaign isn’t about me; it’s about what we can accomplish together. Thank you for your support.