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