We live in a vibrant, family-focused community. My wife Beth and our two daughters, Kaitlyn and Ashley, moved to Brentwood in 2000. I am delighted to formally announce my intention to run for Brentwood City Council. I feel my experience and proven leadership qualities will continue to move Brentwood in a positive direction.
Since moving to Brentwood I have been involved with many volunteer groups and enjoy making our community a better place to live. Here are a few of the groups I have been involved with:
• I was a member of the BANC (Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee) for three years.
• I’m an active participant each year in helping with the Brentwood Regional Community Chest.
• I have coached multiple youth sports teams.
• For the past four years I have been a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, including my current position as chief financial officer.
• For the past six years I have been involved with the Brentwood Corn Festival. In 2011, I was the CornFest co-chair for the event, where we proudly distributed over $52,000 to over 26 local nonprofits in Brentwood.
• Since 2005 I have been a proud member of the Brentwood Rotary Club. Within Rotary I have served as program chair, international chair, Interact chair and was the president in 2008-2009.
I am a local business owner and understand what it takes to run a small business and what challenges an owner has to contend with. As a member of your City Council I will work to help strengthen the small-business environment in Brentwood and ensure small-business owners have access to the necessary tools to succeed. I will work to help attract large business with their accompanying jobs to allow our residents to work where they live.
We have a great community and in the coming years there are several key issues that will need to be addressed: the downtown will be a focal point well suited to draw shoppers to the area. Police and fire protection will require the community’s full support to ensure our public safety. I will continue the fiscal responsibility efforts our city has been using, making Brentwood a model city within Contra Costa County.
Brentwood is an incredible city and we are all fortunate to live here. I will ask for your support. I will listen to your needs and desires and make every effort to enhance Brentwood based on what you communicate to me. I look forward to the bright future of Brentwood and with the full support of my wife and kids I officially declare myself a candidate for Brentwood City Council.