August is almost here and with it comes long days in the sun talking to neighbors. I recently knocked on my 6000th door of this campaign and I am not slowing down. Along with the wonderful BBQ put on by my neighbor and a well attended coffee hour, this week has been full of conversation about the future of Tacoma.
One story that stood out to me was one I had with a neighbor named Erika. On one particularly hot day, she invited me to sit on her shaded porch and we talked about our shared love for Tacoma. She deeply values our parks and the natural beauty of our city. She also lives along a bus line and loves the convenience and service.
As we talked about my campaign, and my focus on the basics, I talked about how I wanted to find ways to make Tacoma even better. One way to do that is working closely with government agencies in our region. Most of the people I am talking to do not know where the city of Tacoma ends and Metro Parks, or Pierce Transit begins.
My passion is to make Tacoma an even better place to call home. While the city controls a large piece of what makes Tacoma great, we need many others to help us move our city forward. I see a large part of my work on council to continue to build bridges between these institutions for the residents I serve.
I look forward to talking to more of you soon about what you love about Tacoma and how I can help once I am on the city council!
Let’s Have Coffee
For the past few weeks I have hosted informal morning coffees at various locations throughout the district. It’s been great to connect with voters in this way. We have one more in the coming weeks and I hope you’ll consider dropping by and bringing a friend, neighbor, or coworker with you!
August 1 – 9:00-10:00am | Starbucks in James Center (1816 S Mildred St, Ste 6A, Tacoma, WA 98465)
August 6 – National Night Out BBQ
Kelsey and I are hosting a neighborhood BBQ for National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. There won’t be any political speeches or asks for donations, just a good old fashioned community BBQ. For more details and to RSVP, visit