Serving the communities of Anderson, Ketron and McNeil islands, Parkland, Steilacoom, JBLM, and the cities of DuPont and Lakewood.
I was honored to be elected in November 2020 to serve as the District 6 Councilmember.
My peers selected me to serve as Chair of the Human Services Committee, and I am a member of other Council standing committees, including Public Safety and Economic and Infrastructure Development. Additionally, I was appointed as Council’s representative to numerous regional boards and commissions. In 2022 I was appointed to the WA State Public Health Advisory Board and the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force.
Prior to becoming a Councilmember, I was a professional educator working with teenagers in several Pierce County school districts. After substitute teaching, I spent 10 years at Lochburn Middle School in the Cloverpark School District, followed by 14 years in the Bethel School District at three different schools, ending my teaching career at Graham Kapowsin High School. My focus was science and technology.
I have lived in Parkland for almost 30 years and proudly represent the District 6 communities of DuPont, Steilacoom, Lakewood, JBLM, Parkland, Anderson, Ketron & McNeil islands and ultimately ALL of Pierce County.
Recap of March 10 virtual listening session
On March 10 I was joined by Pierce County and JBLM staff, and community members to discuss what supports we have in Pierce County for active-duty military members, veterans and their families. I learned about several different programs that we have, and how on-base and off-base programs intertwine.
Below is a the slide show that was used for the event. It includes links, descriptions, and phone numbers for these programs. If you want to learn about some of the amazing resources that we have locally, please take a look.
Thank you to all that attended and to the panel that was there to share. We had a fantastic discussion.
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External Boards & Commissions
|Alliance for a Healthy South Sound Executive Board||Executive Designee|
|Executive Board of Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC)||Member|
|Joint Determining Board||Member|
|Lodging Tax Advisory Board||Alternate|
|Performance Audit Committee||Member|
|Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence||Member|
|Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors||Member|
|Pierce County Integration and Oversight Board||Member|
|Pierce County Regional Council||Alternate|
|Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of Trustees||Alternate|
|Public Facilities District Board of Directors (Convention Center)||Member|
|Rainier Communications Commission||Member|
|Sewerage and/or Water General Plan Review Committee||Member|
|South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Elected Officials Council||Primary|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Health Board||Alternate|
|Transportation Benefit District||Member|
|Work Force Central||Alternate|
|NACo Human Services and Education Committee||Member|
|State Public Health Advisory Board - Western WA||Member|
|WA State Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force||Member|