In January of 2022, I submitted my letter of intent and resume to be considered to fill a recently vacated seat on the Colonial Beach Town Council. Since being voted in to serve out the remainder of 2022, my desire to continue to serve my community has only grown. I grew up in what I call the "transition" period of Colonial Beach. When I was younger (6-10 years old) I remember riding my bike from Bluff Point down to the boardwalk. I would frequently visit "The Game Room" (arcade), the banana slide, and ate lunch at Fries Restaurant. As a teenager (13-15) I enjoyed working at Hop's Ice-cream stand in front of the Town Pier (later in life I found out that my great-grandparents once owned it, Kennedy's Custards) and also working at Parker's Crab Shore. As I got older the boardwalk restaurants, shops and hotels all disappeared. For a time, we had little to nothing left of our once famous boardwalk. Now that I have children of my own (and likely grandchildren one day), I want to be able to say that I was part of the Town Council that helped to expand upon the Colonial Beach charm that I grew up loving. I want generations of families to have wonderful experiences and treasure their memories of their time spent here in CBVA. Most of the residents within this community either grew up in Colonial Beach, visited Colonial Beach, or had a relative that lived here. What that says about our town is that it is worth every effort to preserve, develop, and diversify. I look forward to continuing to serve our community, openly listening, and helping our town flourish in every way possible.
I am currently the liaison to the Finance and Administration. Each of these departments have unique challenges and issues. I look forward to working with them.