All good things take a team. The accomplishments below represent the work and collaboration of many. I am proud to have played my part.
From 2017 to 2019, I launched Ann Arbor’s largest-ever program to construct affordable housing. This collaboration between elected officials, housing experts, and private capital is projected to create over 1,200 housing units, changing over 3,600 lives.
The demolition of the old Ann Arbor YMCA resulted in the closure of 100 affordable housing units. Ten years later, I laid out a new vision for the site: Mixed-income, mixed-use development that will maximize the number of affordable units on site and serve an an anchor for the redevelopment of a long-ignored downtown corridor.
From Uber to autonomous vehicles, the ways people get around are changing rapidly. To lead transportation innovation, I redeployed Ann Arbor's outdated Taxi Cab Board to examine our mobility systems holistically, creating a community that is more accessible, mobile, safe, and equitable.
Ann Arbor's downtown zoning code had not been updated in a decade. To meet current needs and priorities, I championed policies that more aggressively incentivize real estate developers to incorporate affordable housing into their projects.
The COVID-19 pandemic left organizations around the world scrambling to adapt. At my consulting firm, I led a cross-functional team to launch a free product that provided leaders with actionable data about their employees, technology, and customers.
Over 80,000 people commute into Ann Arbor every day. This daily surge increases traffic congestion and causes massive amounts of carbon emissions. It is also the symptom of a huge housing shortage that has spiked rents and home sale prices. To address this systemic problem, I introduced measures to build more housing near employment centers and transit corridors.
Writing has always been a passion. After taking elected office, my position granted me the opportunity to share messages and stories that need to be told. Over the past five years, I've penned a number of opinion pieces in publications around metro Detroit.
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