I believe in volunteerism. You do your job to feed your family but you volunteer to feed your soul. It’s a chance to spend time doing things you think are important for the good of the community. Your volunteer efforts reflect
I spend most of my volunteer time on preservation because it fits my skills and I enjoy it. I’ve been the treasurer for the Noblesville Preservation Alliance for some ten years now. Preservation is also a priority for Noblesville Main Street, which advocates for a healthy downtown business community.
Preservation also led me to HAND (Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development), which is a non-profit that builds high quality housing for seniors and low-income tenants. At one time I served as board chair for Promising Futures, which served as a safety net for youth who struggled with the challenges of growing up. And, I volunteer for the Grant Review Committee of the Hamilton County Community Foundation, a great way to stay updated on the county’s pressing needs.
And, I’ve been a Rotarian for about ten years now. Rotary gives local people the opportunity to expand our influence beyond our borders to other parts of the world. I enjoy the fellowship of people who have the urge to serve and I endorse the Rotary’s motto: Service Above Self. I love that motto and it’s how I think about and approach my service to you as Mayor.