What do you love about the Summit-University District? I love the community, cultural history that long lived member continue to fight to keep.
How have you been involved in your community in the past? Yes.
Please tell us about why you are running to join the SUPC Board: I'm running to be a voice and to be part of the change in the community I live in. It's important to have a seat at the table to help bring knowledge and empower the community residents.
Laverne McCartney Knighton
What do you love about the Summit-University District? The Summit-University District is home to so many cultures and ethnicities. It is as neighborhood as you can get! What I love about this District is its diversity and accessibility. We can walk/bike to any restaurants or businesses, neighborhood parks, churches or visit with our neighbors. It feels safe and easy!
How have you been involved in your community in the past? I am a 27 year resident of Summit-University and the Rondo neighborhood. I have been involved with the Dale Street Bridge project, engaged in clean-up campaigns throughout the neighborhood and I am committed daily to keeping our area clean as possible. I also ran for State Senator SD65 in 2020 against 30 year incumbent, Sandy Pappas. I secured over 36% of the votes in a two-month Primary campaign. Change was needed and I wanted to be that person to change the status quo. Please tell us about why you are running to join the SUPC Board: I am running to join the SUPC Board because I am committed to being part of the solution and not the problems. Living here means ensuring our neighborhood remains safe, that our neighbors do their part to maintain their properties and share in equitable resources made available. I am also running because representation matters...my presence on the SUPC Board will reflect the community I live, work and play in. I care about this community and want to see good come to all citizens.