What do you love about the Summit-University neighborhood?
The people and the history.
How have you been involved in community service in the past? I have been advocating for housing rights at the state Capitol with Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Parent Council , and serving as a member of the Regional Expert Network for Heading Home Together: Minnesota’s 2018–2020 Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. I am also a member of the Summit Frogtown University Early Learning Coalition and Benjamin E. Mays IB World School PTA.
Please tell us why you are running for the SUPC Board: I am running for the board because it's a way for me to be more actively connected to my neighborhood, be aware of changes and issues that directly affect me, my children, and our neighbors & be able to share in shaping a better future for us to live in and for our children to govern in.
Please tell us a little bit about how you would contribute to the SUPC board:
I would contribute to the board by bringing knowledge and experience and relationships from everything that I'm connected to. I am a Community Engagement Specialist for the Science Museum of Minnesota, a member of the Ramsey County Low-income committee CAC, Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Parent Council and Partnership Council, HHTLC Regional Expert Network, Summit Frogtown University Early Learning Coalition, and a graduate of Neighborhood Leadership Program and Community Equity Pipeline, and more. I also have a background in financial services, telecommunications, and STEM.
What do you love about the Summit-University neighborhood? The Community
How have you been involved in community service in the past? Yes
Please tell us why you are running for the SUPC Board: I want to be part of the decision that impacts the community.
Please tell us a little bit about how you would contribute to the SUPC board: I will attend the meetings and help raise awareness about things that are having a negative impact on / in the community.
What do you love about the Summit-University neighborhood? Shared history
How have you been involved in community service in the past? I have a background as a community organizer, artist organizer, community art, event planning and various other capacities all specific to the Rondo & Frogtown neighborhoods.
Please tell us why you are running for the SUPC Board: A seat in my subdistrict was empty when I moved here 10 years ago. I'm not sure if it has sat empty all 10 years, but it was empty each time I checked in on it. I wasn't ready to fill that seat as I was kept busy with school, work, family, and focused much of my volunteering in Frogtown. I am not ready to focus more in our neighborhood and I want to serve on the SUPC board because I was priced out of the neighborhood I grew up in and I really want to be part of making sure that the kids who play on my block can afford to live in their neighborhood when they grow up. I believe that my all my neighbors know what our neighborhood needs--the answers are inside us all, and we just need to take the time to listen to them. I want to be part of engaging our neighbors and getting their voices heard.
Please tell us a little bit about how you would contribute to the SUPC board: I have a broad background that I can pull from to help with the board work. I have experience with voter outreach, youth work, communications, and art. I also serve on the Victoria Theater Arts Center board and recently got involved with the Housing and Land Plan Steering Committee. I would like to help more with work around engaging people and other organizations.