We don't need big solutions to all problems, often we just have to do something. People appreciate effort and feeling recognized. This is a lesson I learned working for Senator Carl Levin doing constituent services, and it's a mindset that I hope to bring to City Council.
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I organized a Senior Tech Support event that brought together multiple generations and groups. The Livonia Library Teen Volunteer Council and Livonia Junior Chamber assisted seniors who dropped in, solve their tech problems. This one-time event will now be regularly hosted by the Civic Center Library.
I'm proud to have contributed to the Community Hero Storytime series. The Library Commission has prioritized making programs available in the south side of town and I was able to connect the Library and Livonia Police Department after conversations about how to foster community and support each other.
When a resident reached out about a playground near her house lacking seating, I reached out to LPS to see what options may be available. It wasn't hard, but it took persistence. After nearly two years, the resident let me know that TWO benches were installed and the playground got a fresh layer of mulch.
When a resident reached out with concerns regarding the $5 fee to drop-off hazardous waste being a disincentive for responsible behavior, I organized a porch pick up and collected nearly 1,000lbs of hazardous waste from Livonia residents and dropped it off to ERG Environmental Services on Merriman Road. Learn more here
I want to make it easier for people to participate in our democracy. Vote.Run.Serve-Livonia partnered with the Livonia Democratic and Republican Clubs to invite all 12 candidates running for legislative office in 2021 to a family-friendly event that gave residents a chance to meet and ask questions to candidates.
Following public interest in a post I made in All Things Livonia about curbside compost collection, I reached out to Midtown Composting and was able to recruit enough interest to get them to expand services to Livonia. Since 2021, weekly curbside compost pick-up service has been available in Livonia.