My service to the community began with an appointment to the Youth Commission in 1999 and continued until I was elected as the Ward Five Councillor in 2004 and served two terms.
Seven years later (2014), I was elected as an At Large Councilor.
As an elected representative, working with the divergent ideas and approaches of others
is often challenging.
My passion is to seek and encourage consensus through dialog - especially in a
politically charged atmosphere.
My approach is to be the voice of reason and to encourage accord.
Newburyport is special and my effort is to honor and protect what makes this a
wonderful place to live.
City Councilor At Large 2014 - 2019
City Councilor, Ward 5 2004 – 2007
Youth Commissioner 1999 - 2004
License and Permits Chair 2006 – 2007
2014 - present
Public Utilities 2014 - 2016
General Government 2014 - Present
Planning and Development 2004 – 2007
Budget and Finance Chair: 2006
2004 – 2007
Landfill (ad hoc) 2004 – 2007
Strategic Land Use 2004 - 2005
Youth Commission Chair: 2001 – 2003
1999 – 2003
Sole Proprietor of three Newburyport coffeehouses -
Plum Island Coffee Roasters, Commune Café and Souffles.
B. A. San Francisco State University
I have two grown children, and have been a Newburyport homeowner since 1992