The City of Grand Forks is my home. Born and raised here, I’ve kept returning – because of family, the friendliness of the people and the nourishing natural environment.
I see stewardship (care) of the city I live in as a responsibility. Due to my strong commitment to Grand Forks, I’ve decided to run for Mayor. I humbly offer my skills, knowledge, experience and commitment to the citizens of this beautiful valley.
I have leadership and management experience as an educator, program coordinator, and residence advisor. My responsibilities have included facilitating educational and recreational programs, enforcing safety regulations, supervising staff, and coordinating and conducting staff interviews. I have also had international public speaking experience.
At University and College, I took courses that advanced my English grammar, interpretation of scientific studies, and communication skills. English grammar abilities are useful for amending and developing local bylaws. It is helpful to have skills in the interpretation of scientific studies, since studies are presented to Mayor and Council for consideration. Communication skills are essential, since citizens and business people approach a Mayor with their ideas and concerns.
I am deeply committed to the well being of all. I would go the extra mile to do the research required to make well informed decisions – that includes reading required material and consulting with the public. It’s important to consider the risks and benefits short and long term for various options.
Decisions made at City Hall affect us all. I am strongly committed to working as a TEAM with citizens, businesses, organizations and schools to meet our community’s needs.
My goal is to keep Grand Forks a FABulous place to live!
F – Friendly (working together)
A – Affordable (identifying financial priorities and brainstorming solutions)
B – Beautiful (environmental education informing procedures)
A vote for Donna is a vote for increased democracy!