My Council colleagues and I have worked hard to accomplish the following:

Fiscal Management

On the City Council, I maintain the public’s trust through leadership that fosters efficient transparent local government.

  • Maintained a 98-99% collection rate on Property Taxes

  • Increased the city’s Occupational Tax base by 220 new businesses in 2018

  • Received the Government Finance Officers Association Budget Award for excellent reporting

  • Received a Clean Financial Audit of city finances by an outside Governmental Accounting Firm which reported no finding or discrepancies in reporting

Public Safety Achievements

On the City Council, I made it a priority to improve communication by using community outreach programs, homeowners associations, and social media engagement to open a line of communication with residents to help solve and prevent crime.

  • Reduced crime by 6% making 2018 the safest year in three years

  • Ranked the 6th safest city in Georgia by the National Council for Home Safety and Security

  • Continued the “Teen Driver Court “program, with 817 young people participating in the program in 2018

  • Applied state-of-the art technology to move to a “paperless” courtroom

Leadership and Innovative Solutions

On the City Council, I supported policies that helped create a strong local economy and improved the quality of life for all our residence.

  • Ranked number 2 as the Best Atlanta Suburbs by the Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • Named one of the five best places to live for under $40,000 a year by AARP The Magazine

  • Successfully implementing our Uber Promotion Marketing Plan and received the Innovation Award from Partnership Gwinnett

  • Increased citizen engagement and accessibility by creating the Connect Duluth Program

  • Received the 2019 Live, Work, Play Award from Georgia Municipal Association

Community Development

On the City Council, I supported policies that helped improve the quality of life in our growing diverse community.

  • Lead a five-year update to the City of Duluth’s Comprehensive Plan

  • Advanced the Duluth N.O.W program by meeting with several neighborhoods, held a neighborhood clean-up event in Rogers Cove/Carriage Gate and held a citywide clean-up at the Public Works facility

  • Created and adopted a multi-family housing inspection ordinance that preserves the city’s inventory of affordable housing

  • Improved the permit and inspection process by updating forms, reduced the cost of permits and updating the city’s Building Code

  • Collected $491,647 in permit revenue. An increase of 16% in revenue from 2017

  • Directly worked with property owners, existing tenants, commercial brokers, and potential developers to move redevelopment projects forward

  • Preserved the city’s small town atmosphere while growing the economy and population