I’m running for reelection because I’m proud of the work that I’ve accomplished over the past 3+ years with my fellows Commissioners and City Administration. I’ve focused on listening to residents’ concerns and acting to help people in the City while keeping the culture of Plymouth as the guiding North Star.
The pandemic has challenged all of us, but we kept the City open throughout the ordeal. City services have been prioritized and we’ve even found ways to improve our infrastructure, stay on a balanced budget, and bring a lot of joy through new events to Plymouth.
I’m looking forward to leading Plymouth out of the pandemic in a safe and effective manner, with our sights set on an even more vibrant City. We’re the best small city in America and I plan to keep that going!
Here’s a short list of the accomplishments that I’m most proud of:
2017 – Adopted Tree Ordinance
2017 – Worked with DTE to secure more than $6M of infrastructure investment after major fire on Farmer St. Service has greatly improved.
2018 – New City-Wide Master Plan adopted in September that highlights walkability, parks and recreation, and improvements to our streets.
2018 – Community Wide Recreation Master Plan.
2019 – Led passage of $12M road bond millage package to fund much needed street improvements, bike lanes, and pedestrian crossings.
2020 – Rooftop Seating Ordinance adopted.
2020 – DDA Master Plan
2020 – Upgraded City Web Site and converted to new PlymouthMI.gov link.
2020 – Pivoted Memorial Day Parade, 4th of July, and Santa Celebration in City due to COVID.
2020 – Funded phase one repairs to the Massey Field Lights through a grant from Wayne County
2019 – Pulte begins development on 10 acres of old Bathey Site.
2020 – Approved PUD for Saxton’s site & sold a portion of the property.
2020 – Starkweather School Development began occupying apartments.
2020 – Converted parking spaces to additional outdoor restaurant seating.
2020 – Installed 15 minute carry out pick up parking spaces.
2020 – Install bike lanes on South Main Street
2020 – Street repairs on Dewey, Farmer, Junction, Theodore, Evergreen
2020 – Installed new Pedestrian leading push button signals Main & Ann Arbor Trail 2020 – Installed new rapid flashing pedestrian beacons at Main & Hartsough. 2020 – Installed new pedestrian HAWK Signal on Mill Street at Park
2020 – Installed new 4 Way Stop on Starkweather at Farmer
2020 – Converted all public meetings to Zoom platform.
2021 – Approved updated Kellogg Park Fountain, to be named the Wilcox Fountain, with $1M gift from Wilcox Foundation