A town is only as strong as its people. I am running for the working families and individuals living here year-round. My goal is to ensure that Narragansett is a viable option for people of diverse economic backgrounds by promoting policies that reign in our current high cost of living. Narragansett should be a town that provides the best services, facilities, and community possible for the people that live here.
I am a product of Narragansett Public Schools and feel strongly about supporting and improving education here in town. We need to give young families a reason to choose Narragansett over other towns and offering innovative programs in a safe and comfortable environment can go a long way.
Traditional four year colleges are not always the best or most realistic choice for all students, which is why I’m excited to learn that our high school will begin offering a skilled trade apprenticeship program. This is a phenomenal option for some students and I would like to see the program expanded in the years to come, so that students see that they have choices when it comes to a satisfying and prosperous career choice.
If you’re a parent with children in the Narragansett school system and would like to talk about your experience or share ideas and concerns please get in touch so we can setup a time to talk in person.
We need more transparency in town government. Our town council meetings should have more than a couple dozen residents in attendance. I know that our friends and neighbors care about what happens in their town. I aim to promote the important issues by improving communication in town and by better utilizing social media and the web. We will publish all upcoming agendas and post meeting minutes on social media (in convenient text form, as well as PDF) and make information on town policy easier to find.
Additionally, I pledge to hold frequent “info sessions” with residents to discuss current events and town issues.
I am a big believer in the value of public libraries. I will support the new library planning board, so that Narragansett residents can soon visit and enjoy a new, state-of-the-art facility. This will be much more than a library in the traditional sense. It will be a community space, a learning center, a place for children activities, a meeting space, and maybe even a cafe? We are only limited by our imagination.
In 2016 nearly 70% of residents voted “yes” to approve a bond to be used for the lease/purchase and renovation of a new space for our town library. The Belmont Market building in The Pier was the most discussed and publicized option. Now that a purchase price has been agreed on we’re still seeing indecisiveness from multiple members of the current town council. Enough is enough. The people have spoken and an acceptable purchase price has been reached. It is time to get this done.
The Pier revitalization and the new library go hand-in-hand. Our new library will be a gem and a true first step in reclaiming the center of our town.
Our recreational and open spaces are our most valuable asset. We have our beaches, but must not ignore our public parks and other undeveloped town land. I am committed to preserving these spaces today and protecting them into the future.
When public land is sold that space that is gone forever. One less place for us, our kids, and our pets to enjoy. Balancing economic growth with our treasured natural resources is a challenge that I take seriously.
I’m currently spending time talking to local business owners. I’m listening to their ideas on how to make their businesses more successful and Narragansett more business friendly. Our goal is to give potential new business owners every reason to open their doors right here in Narragansett.
When local businesses thrive it benefits everyone from residents to tourists to other business owners. A bustling active business community helps a town feel alive, more convenient, and a place people want to call home.
Seniors and retirees in our community deserve public services that make transportation, social activities, volunteering, and day-to-day living convenient and rewarding. I am dedicated to reviewing the state of our Community/Senior Center. I would love to talk to residents to hear more about how we can improve these services. Get in touch!