Burbank residents! The city clerk’s office is your office. It’s a link between you and city government. I want to make the office a household name to every resident. I will listen to your concerns, make sure your voices are heard, and keep you well informed about city issues and affairs. I also want to research ways to make our community services more accessible and expansive. Under my leadership, the clerk’s office will work on ways to make our elections the most convenient and modernized in the country. We will also strive to increase voter turnout, with targeted outreach slated toward education and interaction.
Ten years ago, I moved to this beautiful city and immediately fell in love. It’s so clean, safe, and quiet. In the last 15 years I became very interested in national politics. I’ve invested in campaigns, phone banked for candidates and canvassed door to door. Over the years I’ve come to realize how true the old adage remains, “all politics are local.” In the interest of learning more about Burbank, I started attending council meetings and quickly realized why this city’s so special. It’s you! Burbank residents and city officials love this city and are invested in preserving and improving its quality. I wanted to know more and was happy to be selected into the RISE (Residents Inspiring Service & Empowerment) class of 2021. Through this wonderful community program, I learned so much about the inner workings of city government and services, like City Council, Burbank Water and Power and Parks and Recreation. I was also inspired by my instructors, and fellow classmates, such talented and engaged residents. We’ve created a lasting bond that persist to this day. The RISE program taught me how important individual participation is to the growth and success of a city.
I want to increase that participation among all of Burbank’s wonderful residents, especially those who’ve never been politically engaged. The power of our city is bolstered by the value, which resides in all our residents. As a professional and in my personal life, I’ve come to appreciate the value of service and it will be my honor to serve you, my fellow Burbank residents.