Outside of work and woodworking, I like to spend some of my freetime volunteering with projects that impact my home of Peoria.
Downtown Advisory Commission, Commissioner
The Downtown Advisory Commission seeks community input and expertise to support informed decision-making by Peoria’s City Council.
As a commissioner, I seek to advocate for equitable development in Peoria’s downtown, ensuring future plans for the region’s center are accessible and create economic and cultural opportunities for all residents, employees, and visitors, regardless of class, race, or cultural background.
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Peoria Innovation Alliance, Board Member
I joined the founding board of the Peoria Innovation Alliance and champion open data efforts, including the creation of Peoria’s first open data portal.
Learn more about the Peoria Innovation Alliance
Peoria Coalition to End Money Bond, Founding Member
I’ve worked with community activists in Peoria to create a coalition of organizations united behind ending money bond in our city and the State of Illinois. The Coalition is part of the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice and we regularly bail out individuals being jailed simply for being unable to pay bond and holds informational sessions to educate Peorians across the city.
Learn more about the Peoria Coalition to End Money Bond
Moss Bradley Residential Association, Board Member
I am the youngest board member in one of Peoria’s most active neighborhood organizations. I’m passionate about making our neighborhood more accessible and compassionate.
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League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria, Member
As a former board member and current member, I’ve championed efforts at the League to modernize our technology, increase voter engagement, and develop diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
– Organized presentations on how the League could work to live these values in our efforts.
– Built first survey to create baseline and measure diversity of League members.
– Worked with other League members to build a website that would serve as an accessible source of information on local candidates for Peoria area voters.
Learn more about the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria
Renaissance Park Community Association, Member
I volunteer my time to support community association efforts that use beautification and place-making to connect neighbors with diverse backgrounds and make our community more safe and accessible.