Jennifer Overstreet: Council-At-Large Applicant

My creativity is vital to problem solving and generating new ideas for keeping Lakewood residents employed, safe, healthy and happy. Among some of the issues facing Lakewood, we have unfunded federal mandates and an estimated decrease in population that will require creative strategies to avoid additional taxes.

Throughout my education and work experiences, I have been a strong researcher. My open-mindedness and research into sustainable solutions will guide me in making decisions about economic, social and environmental challenges.

My current work on federally funded contracts has given me great insight into how the government spends money. My business experience will be invaluable when working with the council to keep Lakewood's budget in check.

I intend to take all stakeholders' needs into account before making any decision for Lakewood's future. I am empathetic to the needs of my fellow residents and I will stay that way.

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Volume 6, Issue 23, Posted 8:18 AM, 11.16.2010