Why I’m Running: Community. Accountability. Transparency.

“Cat at The Cup” – Weekly Townhall

The Awkard Cup – 2420 Wisteria Drive, Ste. 5, Snellville, GA

Snellville is a wonderful city to live, work and play because of its diversity. I will advocate for policies for ALL citizens that will bring about positive change in the community, encourage community involvement, and create a more equitable representation of leadership.


Veterans’ Resources

As a veteran, I know first hand that  soldiers return home with health concerns, mental and/or physical,  and left with insufficient resources to heal their wounds. Their voices are often not heard within their community, leading to increased isolation. We must establish and strengthen community events and provide resources to protect and engage our veterans to ensure they are seen and heard.

Expansion of Public Utilities (Broadband, Busing):

The internet is no longer just a hobby, it’s essential to everyday life in the 21st Century. The coronavirus pandemic, if nothing else, taught us this. Cities larger and smaller than Snellville are working to incorporate community broadband and fiber, there’s no reason why we can’t do the same.

Snellville and Gwinnett have also grown tremendously over the last two decades, but we lack the resources to accommodate our neighbors who may have issues with consistent transit. I wish to work with Gwinnett County to expand busing routes and invest in environmentally friendly buses. This gives our citizens more options regarding commute time and stress, and also serves as a way that we can contribute to solving the climate crisis.


Public Safety – Our police officers deserve the resources to assist and reduce the frequent times officers may arrive on the scene for situations where mental health professionals are needed instead.  By having Mental Health experts at the scenes,  they have the specialized skills to identify, de-escalate and provide immediate appropriate services needed.  These additional resources will support our police officers, help our citizens, and allow for better allocation of resources and tax dollars.


I will work with council members to ensure Snellville thrives by including the voices of the community when considering various planning and economic development projects, make common sense decisions that will move Snellville forward while respecting the heart of city, embracing diversity by having multi-cultural events and activities, encourage civic engagement and inclusion by offering programs and resources to all citizens.  Celebrating and respecting our different cultures makes Snellville stronger and better together.

Continued development of community resources

I will work to keep Snellville free from excessive littering and illegal trash dumping to ensure our sewers and drainage systems are serviced, free of debris to avoid backup and erosion. Expand  sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian signs, and streetlights so all citizens can enjoy a safe walkable community.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these

George Washington Carver