First things first, believe the public health care leaders and practice social distancing to manage the severity until the combination of immunity of those exposed and vaccination of the rest is our reality. Support the nonprofits and businesses on the front lines of healthcare, human services, distribution of goods and food services to be strong for the rest of us who are obeying at a distance. Learn from the innovation that will organically rise up from our neighborhoods and communities. As we rebuild, use this moment to be the paradigm shift that will streamline and improve the way our 5.6B organization called the City of Portland is run.
My life experience on the front lines of an epidemic most of my life, coupled with my tested leadership to galvanize results for our children and youth after years of inaction is because I am bold, humble and persistent to build success from the ground up. Public and Private partnerships is how you move forward. Finally, let us never forget we need to connect again and I will advocate for the big three that bring us joy as a community: Schools, Arts and Parks.
It is time to be the City we want to be, join me in bringing us together.
I am interested in learning from you. Please reach out and send me your ideas on how we can improve and bring our city together.