Enhance Quality of Life
For All Residents
All residents of DuPage County have the right to be safe, healthy, and have access to services that ensure their basic needs are met. No matter who you are and what you do, I believe the County can continually improve the quality of life for all citizens in its routine operations and through new services and partnerships.
I believe the critical ways the County can impact our Quality of Life are:
Provide social services that lead to self-sufficiency
Address the mental health crisis and work to prevent suicides
Confront and act upon the opioid crisis
Focus on public safety
Increase our Sustain-ability & Resilience
for our future and the generations that follow
I have worked throughout my career in keeping people and property safe from disasters and reducing the environmental impact of development. I will help DuPage County be a leader in environmental sustainability and overall resilience. Without a strong focus in this area, the County is taking a short-sighted look at its risks and opening up itself up to significant future personal and economic costs as a result of not planning now.
To address these concerns, we must:
Plan for economic resilience
Mitigate against Natural Disasters, especially Floods and Storms
Use Sustainable Design Practices
Be Environmentally Innovative and a Leader in Resilience
Boost Economic Growth
for small & disadvantaged businesses, local labor and citizen tax relief
As an entrepreneur and woman business owner, I understand the importance of growth and small businesses. My business focuses on small, diverse and veteran-owned businesses to help them achieve a competitive advantage. Small and local businesses face many challenges; helping these businesses overcome challenges will increase the County’s economic grown and bring in additional, long-lasting revenues to the County that do not depend on property taxes.
To achieve this, I believe we must:
Be a Hub for Technology
Foster Small Businesses Development
Use Local Skilled Labor, Businesses, and Service Providers
At Lisle Township, I have worked with the Board to grow services and programs while decreasing the budget. I have used my project management expertise to evaluate past expenditures, identify current and future needs, budget appropriately, and control costs. Services and programs have grown through re-allocating funds, developing partnerships and coalitions, and leveraging staff time rather than asking taxpayers to pay more.
In order to accomplish our goals without impacting taxpayers, I believe we must:
Collaborate with Local and State Government
Make Data-Driven Decisions and Investments