Title: Council Member
Municipality: City of Kings Mountain
Position Interested In: At-Large Elected Official
Tell us why you would like to serve in a leadership position at the League. In particular, specify goals you would like to accomplish as an officer or board member and indicate how, if attained, they will help to achieve Vision 2030 – the League’s future vision of how cities and towns will operate in 2030.
The potential for our society to progress may have become critically impaired by political tactics. It takes a rare skill set to take all the slings and arrows of the political opposition, and the friendly fire from one's one party, and not let that deter one from respectfully, thoughtfully and honestly analyzing, developing and promoting policy solutions that are truly good and legitimately constitutional. I am called, anointed and prepared to work to accomplish that task. Perhaps service in the NCLM is a vector through which I may impart my contribution to our State.
Tell us about your experience as a municipal official. You may want to include information on your service on the municipal governing body, other related boards and special areas of interest.
I am in my 4th term as a city councilmember. I am not sure how many terms I served on the Planning Board, Board of Adjustments, Municipal Planning Organization, and various subcommittees of council. I was born and raised in New York City and have been re-elected and re-appointed many times in my rural NC town. This may be a testimony that my style, work ethic and deliverables have been satisfactory to a large percentage of our citizens.
Tell us about your educational background, professional experience, and/or community or civic activities.
In 2006 I went back to college to get an MPA, Masters in Public Administration. I did this to help me be more informed of the subject areas important to my service as a local elected official. I am a Registered Municipal Advisor Representative (FINRA Series 50) and have worked in the field of municipal finance for over 25 years. I am a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) candidate. This education and experience has often been helpful in evaluating and crafting policy solutions and equipping me to communicate those policies with credibility. Perhaps I can utilize them on a state level through service on the NCLM board.
Have You Participated in Any NCLM Events or Committees?
Town & State Dinner or Town Hall Days
Legislative Lobby Days
Legislative Policy Committee
Please provide any other information you would like the Nominations Committee to consider.
I am an Advanced Leadership Corps.graduate, an analyst, and have long term relationships with several senior legislators. My primary value to the League will be my ability to bridge communications amongst elected officials and others of opposing viewpoints and bring us to the most optimal consensus possible at the time.