As a life long resident of Henrietta, I am grateful to serve our community as a member of the Town Board. I thank you for that opportunity. I understand first hand the concerns of our community, and being involved is nothing new to me. Volunteering has been a wonderful way to remain involved with my children's lives, and the life of our town. It has provided me with a way to give back to a community that has given so much to me and my family.
Being a Town Board member has allowed me to continue to serve the community, but in a different way. It is important that Henrietta residents understand that they have a voice. I can't begin to represent our community if residents don't feel open to call with their comments. Please feel free to contact me when and if you have a concern. I can easily be reached via email.
I am proud to live in Henrietta, and that is why my husband and I chose to live and raise our family here. My four daughters have attended the same school district I did, Rush Henrietta, and we have all benefited tremendously. By living in Henrietta, we continue to enjoy some of the lowest property taxes in the County, and, at the same time, take advantage of some of the best programs and services around. I am dedicated and committed to see that the quality of these programs continues to be second to none.
We have much to be grateful for. In Henrietta we have access to the rest of the region by our mere location. The Genesee River is a beautiful resources that we are able to enjoy first hand. We were one of the first communities to welcome corporate businesses to our area, and it is extremely convenient to meet our retail needs. We currently enjoy a nice balance of open land, parks, farm land, and quality residential neighborhoods. I feel that as a community we have an important task ahead of us. I feel that it is vitally important that we continue to maintain the quality of life and services that we have come to expect and enjoy in Henrietta. Yet at the same time, we need to work together to formulate a plan for future growth. This plan would need to preserve our assets and our history. At the same time understand that to remain a vibrant town, we must always welcome managed growth. A healthy and wise town needs to plan for both growth and for preservation.
- Councilwoman, Henrietta Town Board
- Board Member, Henrietta Recreation Commission, 1998-2002
- Town Board Liason to Board of Trustees, Henrietta Public Library, 2003-present
- Town Board Liason to Henrietta Recreation Commission, 2003-present
- Chairperson, Finance Committee 2004-present
- Associate Professor in the Department of Hospitality, and Coordinator of the Travel and Tourism Program, 1989-present
- Coordinator, Cooperative Education, Monroe Community College, 2001 - 2008
- Chairperson/Coordinator Arrangements, Rush-Henrietta Crop Walk, 1987 - 2003
- Board of Directors, Rochester Travel Professionals, 1999-2002
- Director of Vocational Services, Rush Henrietta Rotary, 1993-1999
- Chairperson of Youth Leadership Award, Rush Henrietta Rotary, 1996-1999
Honors and Awards
- Co-Curricular Special Achievement Award, Monroe Community College, 2001
- Who's Who Among America's Teachers @ Community Colleges, 1999-2000/2001-2002/2003-2004
- Student Teaching Award of Excellence, Nazareth College, 1993
- Who's Who Among America's Teachers at Community Colleges, 2003-2004
- Recipient of Faculty Advisor of the Year, MCC, June, 2005
- Monroe Community College Co-Curricular Special Achievement Award May, 2001
- Rush-Henrietta Alumni Council's Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, Inducted Fall, 2004
- State of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award of Excellence in Teaching, 2010
- Husband, Bob
- Daughters, Leslie, Allison, Meagan and Rebecca