Accomplishments During My Term



My Priorities


Protect

Protecting our 45,000 residents and their families with strong police presence, fire protection, and infrastructure services are at the top of our priority list. Without these, we simply can’t thrive. They are essential to our vitality and through thoughtful collaboration and fiscal responsibility, we provide the best to our taxpayers. These foundational services help to also protect our reputation as a great place to live, work and play and are vital to our continued success as one of the best Townships in the country.

Preserve

Preserving the policies, procedures and plans that have been put in place to make Anderson Township’s government strong and our community a wonderful place to live is critical. Things like our high bond rating, our strong community partnerships (schools, parks, businesses), our volunteer committees, our Greenspace Program and the outstanding amenities like our trail system, are key to keeping and attracting residents, businesses and maintaining the value of the property they have invested in.

Promote

Promotion is part of any well-implemented plan and is achieved in many ways. It is everything from continuing to foster the unprecedented economic development that we’ve witnessed over the last few years to helping promote local business and positive news through social media. It’s welcoming new investments while honoring those from our community who’ve been here a long time doing great work. It’s taking the lead on important projects and initiatives that get recognized by the press and local organizations that also actually get implemented into other communities. And finally, it’s the engagement of our community and the thoughtful planning from our team in the exploration of new ideas like diverse retail, empty-nester housing, a hotel, indoor recreational space, and the update of our Comprehensive Plan.

About Me


Where
I come from

I was raised and have lived in Anderson Township for over 35 years. I went to Wilson Elementary, Turpin High School, and am also a graduate of the Lindner College of Business at The University of Cincinnati in 1999. After briefly living in Hyde Park and Mt. Washington, we moved back to Anderson in 2004.

Wanting to get involved in the community that raised me, I was President of The Landings of Anderson HOA, a member of Anderson’s Green Space Committee for 3-years, a Commissioner for the Anderson Park District from 2009 to 2013 and involved in several local organizations and initiatives before deciding to make the run to be Trustee.

I am a Senior Vice President and Associate Director for JLL and responsible for providing corporate real estate consulting services to clients, focusing mainly on their office space acquisition and disposition needs. I have over 25 years of experience including working for one of the biggest commercial landlords in the region. I hold integrity and ethics above all else and spearheaded the efforts to apply for, and ultimately accept the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices on behalf of JLL. JLL is also consistently recognized worldwide for one of the Best Places to Work and has received the Ethisphere Institute World’s Most Ethical Company Award 13 years in a row.

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Real Estate from the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business and serve on the Alumni Board of Governors. I am past President of the local chapter of NAIOP and currently serve as a Board Member of NAIOP Ohio working on important Legislative issues vital to growth in local communities. I received NAIOP’s National Emerging Leaders Award and also a graduate of The Cincinnati Chamber’s Young Leadership Program, C-Change. I am a Board Member of Memorial Hall located in OTR and was also a recipient of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 Award.

Recently I was elected as an officer of the OKI Regional Council of Governments. I am also Co-Chair of the Local Tri-State Government Collaborative formerly known as Much in Common established by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. Finally, I am member of several community organizations including the Eastern Hills Exchange Club, Anderson Hills United Methodist, The Anderson Township Economic Development Committee, and The City Club of Cincinnati.

Since being elected:

More than $700 Million

Since being elected, Anderson Township has enjoyed more than $700MM
In public and private investment.

New Businesses Everywhere!

Anderson has welcomed more than 200 new and expanded businesses
since being elected.

Crime on the Decline!

Crime steadily declined and is down 22% in 2020 over the first year I was elected.

Aaa Credit Rating

With the fiscally responsible Anderson government, we have maintained
a Aaa credit rating; one of the highest of any Gov't in the state.

More than 2,500 Acres of Greenspace

Added over 100 acres of green space, bringing our total green space and park acreage to over 2,500; 5 times the national recommended average. (Source NRPA 2019 report)

Fire and Rescue Partnership

Our new Fire Department partnership with the Village of Newtown makes Fire and Rescue more responsive, more efficient, and saves our residents millions of dollars by not having to build a new station.

Anderson Senior Center Saved

When faced with the exit of the previous management of our cherished Senior Center, Township Administration and Trustees stepped up to provide a solution that has not only replaced, but improved the services and activities.

Aggregation Saves Residents Money

The introduction of electric and trash aggregation uses our population to save all of us money.

Miles of Sidewalks and Trails

Since 2013, the Township has added miles of new sidewalks, and trails, including the extensions planned for the Ohio River trails..