The pandemic has been hard on our central business district. As a small business owner, I have experienced firsthand the challenges of keeping my doors open and providing a livelihood for my employees. Now that we are working our way out of this crisis, we need to identify ways to rebuild our local economy.

For one, I will advocate for the creation of the DuPont Business Association (DPBA). It will be formed to engage all the businesses to help support and promote their respective business interests. Once formed the DPBA can attempt to collaborate with other stakeholders, such as Parks and Rec, DuPont Historical Museum, etc., to sponsor monthly events, such as Arts In The Park, where people can sell arts and crafts, food vendors can sell products, live entertainment can be featured, and local retailer can have a sidewalk sale. This monthly event will attract shoppers, diners and families to our central business district, helping to stimulate  retail sales.



I am committed to creating a more livable community in the City of DuPont, especially for the most vulnerable residents who use our streets, including children, people with disabilities, older adults, and people who can’t afford or don’t have a car. I propose that we add more painted crosswalks, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian signals near many of our busier streets. Priority will be given to areas near parks, schools, and businesses.

I would also like to develop a strategic partnership with organizations such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Parks & Rec, along with others who can help us deliver needed programs and services for the underserved residents of DuPont; examples of these programs are childcare, after school activities, and the development of a community center.