ASK A QUESTION
As a member of the City Council, what is most important to you?
"Safe neighborhoods and a vibrant local economy are important. My focus is always on safety and improving neighborhood livability. Effective code enforcement is another area of strategic focus. Public transportation is another key concern. An effective mobility strategy will help reduce traffic congestion and connect more people with jobs, quality healthcare and education. I am passionate about the arts and will continuously look for opportunities that seek to grow support for the arts. As I talk with residents and business owners, I am asking them to tell me about the issues that are most important to them and their families. I represent the voters. Together, we can make Arlington a city of opportunity for all."
What are some examples of service and leadership you are most proud of?
"I was elected president of the American Health Information Management Association in 2000. This association represents over 100,000 health information management professionals worldwide. We are responsible for school accreditation and student development. Several large initiatives during my presidency included revisions to educational standards and research work to define best practices in the implementation of privacy guidelines. As a chartering member of the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee, I am proud to be a part of a citywide partnership that brings the Arlington community together for four days of events to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. The organizing entities include the City, Arlington school district, UT Arlington, Tarrant County College and Arlington Ministerial Association. It is one of the largest King celebrations in the country. I was appointed by the City Council to serve on the Ethics Commission and Youth and Families Board and volunteered for 16 years on the Steering Committee of the United Way of Tarrant County. I am the charting president of the Arlington graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The Arlington Chapter is one of 1,024 AKA chapters and there are more than 300,000 members serving and making a positive impact in communities around the globe.