Actively involve and inform residents & business owners

I’ve run into a lot of people over the last week who have thanked me for my service these last few years. Over & over, I heard variations of the same theme: “I really appreciate how you try to keep everyone informed.” This means a lot to me because I made it a point to try to provide as much access to information to as many people as possible.

I’ve maintained my social media presence, including the #jenn4ward3 blog, providing meeting recaps, updates, and announcements about upcoming Council and other public meetings. I appreciate those of you who have continued to follow these online updates and share them with others. And I appreciate those who attended the Coffee with Council series or read my email newsletter.

This Council continues to strive for transparency and engagement. We have a new website that’s much more user friendly to navigate, a new city newsletter, and a strong social media presence. We’ve held public meetings on branding, the Arts Center, neighborhood safety concerns, sidewalk projects, the downtown master plan, traffic concerns, the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and more. We’ve accepted invitations to meetings with local business owners or Homeowners Association meetings.

We’ve created new opportunities for citizen engagement and participation, such as the Arts Center Feasibility Study team, the Rebranding Steering Committee, and the Youth Advisory Board. In my next term, I will continue such efforts to actively involve and inform residents & business owners, and I am grateful that my current Councilmembers and the Mayor are equally committed to that goal.

📷 Pictured: Arts Center meeting; Trails Meeting; Woodside Sidewalk Meeting; Westwood Neighborhood Public Safety Meeting.