Why I want to be your next City Councillor

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It is with great excitement that I am running to be the next Uptown Councillor representing Ward 7.

Since starting the Grand Porch Party in 2011, I have been an active advocate for a vibrant, inclusive City. I will bring this community-centred approach to Waterloo City Council.

I will advocate for neighbourhoods, support local business, and collaborate for smart approaches to intensification. I will push to make sure Uptown remains vibrant, diverse, and healthy. I want the City's heart to be a place that anyone can call home.

As a journalist, I've explored and explained urban issues, environmental issues and politics from local council to federal Parliament. Every day, I make sense of big concepts and complex ideas. 

As a community builder, I started the Grand Porch Party, co-chaired Open Streets, worked to advance the Region's climate action plan, and collaborated to build stronger neighbourhoods.

As a mom of twins, I know how important accessibility, services, and green spaces are. I also know how important it is to balance a budget and to plan for the future.

This is a critical time in our City's life. I believe that we can build a healthy future, together.