Age: 53 Occupation: University of La Verne/Business Manager
My personal motto has always been “get involved and make a positive difference” As a resident of La Verne for 30 years, I have stayed involved in many aspects of our City. I believe that our local government requires leaders that understand the culture of our community and I have that experience.
I was elected by the great citizens of La Verne to serve two terms as a Board Member for the Bonita Unified School District which has provided me years of experience with budgets, policies and procedures. Serving the students, professional staff and parents of our District was my privilege and it now would be an honor to serve the citizens of La Verne as a council member. My history of involvement in our community includes being a business owner, Acting Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Little League Board, Coach for Bonita High School, Youth and Family Action Board, Homeowners Association Board and numerous volunteer groups.
I earned an Accounting Degree from Mount San Antonio College in 1991 and a Degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne in 2007. I have managed budgets over twice the size of our city budget and I plan to use my experience in maintaining fiscal responsibility for our citizens. By virtue of serving on the BUSD Board as a trustee, I gained experience with a large staff/workforce. I have experience recruiting and hiring excellent people into key positions, such as our superintendent, assistant superintendents and principals.
My Goals if elected:
Public Safety is the most important issue for our city. I will uphold the standards set by our community and work to secure new facilities for our police and fire in the near future.
The economy is another concern for me. The unknown is what makes me want to prepare for economic hardships. I want to create a community foundation that would assist those in need in our own community.
Visable and assessable to our citizens. If elected I am here to serve the people and listen to their concerns.
On a personal note, my husband and I have been married for 35 years and our roots are firmly planted in La Verne. We have two married children, one grandson and a new grandchild on the way.