CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE
Our campaign is working towards a New Deal for Greenbelt which honors our collective history and re-envisions a new and vibrant future for all Greenbelt residents. We want to help tell the story of Greenbelt and what makes it such a dynamic community. Our city is a small but mighty community that embraces people from all backgrounds and cultures and the council should reflect this diversity.
With the political, social economic, and environmental challenges facing even our small city, the work of the council should be to nurture the collective spirit and interests of the community, amplify the voices of all residents, and ensure that there are systems and platforms in place that help us operate effectively, connect with one another, and celebrate our progress.
Our platform will focus on key issues critical to the health, safety, and vitality of all Greenbelt residents.
Our mission is to serve the COMMUNITY, build CONNECTIONS, and inspire COLLECTIVE ACTION.
One Greenbelt Together.
Our vision is a Greenbelt that is:
Our campaign hopes to address some areas and ideas that we heard are critical to moving Greenbelt into the next chapter.
Expand safe, sustainable, and inclusive recreational and community gathering spaces.
Increase the number of recreational and gathering spaces throughout the city.
Expand pedestrian and bike-friendly routes, city transportation options, and electric vehicle charging stations.
Partner with community and public agencies to create safe and accessible recreational spaces and community facilities.
Support economic development that aligns with community priorities.
Identify and attract new businesses that cater to the needs and interests of the community.
Provide resources and support to local small and diverse businesses ensuring growth and success.
Support businesses in implementing and sustaining environmentally friendly practices.
Expand opportunities and resources that enhance personal growth, well-being, housing options, and overall quality of life.
Partner with government and nonprofit agencies to provide mini-grants and resources that support higher and continuing education, workforce and community development
Expand community outreach and access to programming that supports the health, safety and well-being for residents
Improve and expand access to housing assistance and food security resources that support the diverse needs of the community.
Create a greater sense of community and belonging
Facilitate the productive exchange of ideas and celebrate the values, and cultural experiences of all Greenbelt neighborhoods and residents
Expand awareness and increase access to all community programs (recreation, arts, etc) that reflect the diverse needs and interests in the community
Better communicate and collaborate by initiating community engagement strategies that promote resident participation in city activities and governance.