Improve physical connections by jumpstarting planning on key North-South connections along Glebe Road, Carlin Springs, and George Mason, to complement and connect East-West corridor efforts already underway along Columbia Pike and Lee Highway.
Strengthen local collaboration between residents, government, business and non-profit partners to ensure we all, regardless of age or income, are welcome and thrive in an accessible Arlington.
Prioritize coordination between County and Arlington Public Schools, and with regional efforts on public health, housing affordability, economic development, accessibility, and transportation.
Prioritize needs-based budgeting and efficient delivery of core services.
Accelerate proactive investments in sustainable infrastructure like stormwater, sewers, and emergency management to meet critical needs.
Modernize our commitment to inclusive and transparent government ensuring up-to-date, publicly available information is readily available.
Streamline community engagement processes making them more fair, less cumbersome and more equitable.
Ensure each investment, whether revitalization or growth, includes a full funding plan and timeline for infrastructure, school capacity, and transportation investments.
Prioritize long-term planning including a robust public facilities investment plan and selective upzoning to enhance business viability and housing choice and affordability.
Drive expanded, more leveraged public-private partnerships to support investments in housing affordability, open space, and infrastructure.
Insist on data-driven, context-informed solutions that are fiscally responsible to make Arlington a great place to live and do business.
Susan's response to questions from Arlingtons for Our Sustainable Future
Susan's response to questions from Arlington Green Party
Susan's response to questions from Arlington's League of Women Voters
Susan's response to the Patch.com candidate questionnaire
Susan's response to the ARTS Arlington candidate questionnaire
Susan's response to the Arlington Tree Action Group (ATAG) questions for County Board Candidates
Susan's response to the Professional Firefighters & Paramedics Association Questionnaire
Susan's response to Alliance for a Sustainable Housing Questionnaire
Susan's response to the Arlington Education Association-PAC Questionnaire.
Susan's response to the Arlington Sierra Club Candidate Questionnaire.
Susan's response to the Scoop Questionnaire from Arlington Public Schools students.
With 25 years of professional and Arlington community experience, I have honed management, problem solving, and collaboration skills to meet these challenges. I bring cross-sector expertise, from leading data-driven government innovation to advancing environmental sustainability and improving regional education and workforce development.
I have lived in Arlington for 25 years, first as a young renter in a group house, now as a homeowner and parent. I have helped lead nonprofit boards, community planning efforts, and both School Board committees and County Board commissions.