To the citizens of Springhill District 3, I have officially begun my campaign for Re-Election.
It has been a pleasure to serve my constituents. During the last four years, I have seen several good things happen. We replaced sewer lines and resurfaced pavement on 11th NE from Baker to Machen. This portion of 11th street is highly traveled due to its proximity to Springhill Medical Center. It had many sunken, rough areas caused by collapsing sewer pipes. Combined with a grant, the city was able to successfully address this issue. Another way that I have served my constituents is by working with other council members to remove blighted houses. We removed 13 houses in the last 4 years. Three of those were in District 3. The council also voted to repair water lines on Lakewood and complete street repairs in Pine Hill. I continually respond to complaints regarding ditches, culverts and potholes. Most recently, I made a motion to exclude Alderman in a 4% raise. This motion passed.
The city has several projects in the works. One of those involves replacing aged water lines in parts of District 3, including the Meadow Creek area. These are the last of the older pipes in the city. Other water lines were replaced during previous administrations. We also have plans for a new Splash Pad and Pavilion which will be possible due the use of a Love Louisiana Outdoors grant.
For the upcoming term, I have four goals: 1. Ensure we continue to have clean water. While other cities struggle with contaminated water and collapsing water systems, it is a priority to continue providing safe drinking water to our citizens; 2. Commit to studying every issue and making an informed decision; 3. Continue efforts to remove blighted houses and 4. I hope to maintain the open dialogue and positive relationships I have developed with our mayor, clerk, city employees and other council members.
About me: I am an RN currently employed by Springhill Medical Center as the Rural Health Clinic Practice Manager. In my spare time, I serve on the Christmas Extravaganza Committee. This committee raises money which is donated to the city for the purchase of Christmas lights. We have made our selection for this year and will add it to our display during the upcoming Christmas season. I am a member of Central Baptist Church where I teach in Kidzone. I have been married to Jeb Willard for 29 years. We have two sons and three dogs.
In closing, please know that I am always available to listen to your suggestions and needs.
I kindly ask for your vote in the upcoming November election.
Alderman, District 3
City of Springhill
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