It’s official!

As of Monday, December 11th of 2017, I officially became a Council Woman and the Mayor Pro Tempore for the Village of Clemmons.  I’m so honored and excited to start this new chapter both for myself and for the people of Clemmons.

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Judge Lawrence “Larry” Fine, of Clemmons, swore me in as a Council Woman and as Mayor Pro Tempore.

I truly believe that Clemmons is experiencing a time of major change that will prove to be it’s turning point when we look back at. We can’t really call ourselves a farming community anymore (even though my boys and I love to see the goats on 158 and the cows off of Harper Road) so we have to look at what we are today and learn what our identity is and then we decide if that’s the identity we want moving forward.

When I chose Clemmons to be my home four years ago I chose it because it offered:

I love Clemmons, but I think we can do better. We can be more proactive and thoughtful when making decisions for the future and more inclusive on input. Clemmons cannot follow the vision of just one person or even a small group.  Those outside of Clemmons will best be able to tell us what our identity is because it is them who determines it, but it is us, the residents of Clemmons, who get to help shape it.

As we move forward into the new year with a new mayor and three new council members let’s work together to make Clemmons the very best it can be. Let’s make wise investments that improve our quality of life and home values. Let’s be thoughtful about how decisions TODAY impact our community TOMORROW. And, more important, let’s do this all together!

Please join me at our first meeting of the new year on January 8th at 7pm at Village Hall. Village meetings are always the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month so please, join us as you can and bring your energy, ideas and enthusiasm for our wonderful Village!

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A view from the seats as the new Mayor, John Wait, and council members closed out the final meeting of 2017.

 

Nov. 29, 2017

This is the post excerpt.

Jim Buice, Political Reporter for the Clemmons Courier, wrote a post-election article and interviewed the candidates (incumbents and those challenging them) and some of it can be read below in the photos. Dwight Sparks, Editor, provided a summary of election day and the results that can be found here.

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Often a single issue dominates a campaign – at any level. Ours was just a little more concrete (pun intended).

This campaign had a single issue that dominated it – median or no median – as a solution to the traffic issues we face on Lewisville-Clemmons Road.  The incumbents refused to recognize it as a political issue yet it was an issue that the incumbents were going to make a decision on and didn’t seem that interested in listening to the small business owners of the strip or the residents of Clemmons. Read more about the hearing that was demanded by the people of Clemmons in 2016 here.

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Excerpt of article where I was quoted. Each candidate was interviewed about the results.

It was frustrating to be called a “single-issue candidate” because while this issue was important and provided a clear distinction between the incumbents and those challenging them it was NOT the only issue that each of us cared about.  I’m passionate about clear, regular communication that will provide transparency to the public and better opportunities for community engagement.  In addition to that, I plan to focus on how we manage projects as a Village, both internally and externally, so that the ball isn’t dropped on big opportunities and that everyone knows exactly where the Village is on any project – large or small.

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My friend promised me that every Election Day is cold and rainy.  She was right! She surprised me with a custom sweatshirt.