Term: 2020 - 2022
Hello! It is my privilege to serve as Mayor for our growing City of Lennox. There are countless community members who have lent their time and expertise to further the progress of Lennox, and I want to thank all of those folks who are vital to the success of our City.
I grew up in Lennox and graduated from Lennox High School. I then went on to receive a BS in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and then a BS in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University. I currently hold a Professional Engineer License and work for the South Dakota Department of Transportation. My husband, Justin, and I moved back to Lennox in 2002 and have lived here ever since (except for a one year stint in Pierre). We have three children (Madeline, Thomas and Violet) who keep us pretty busy with school and other activities.
As Mayor, my goal is to keep the upward momentum of Lennox moving forward based on solid choices. As a Council, our priority is to make good fiscal decisions with the future of the betterment of our community in mind. We have challenges to overcome with our existing aging infrastructure. While it would be nice to be able to improve all of the known issues right away, our budget does not allow it. We must weigh the pros and cons of each project and develop a plan on how to move forward through the next 5, 10, 15 years and beyond to address each and every deficiency. This is no easy task…we will need the support of all of the citizens as these difficult decisions are made.