As a life-long resident and your mayor for the past 20 years, it has been my pleasure to serve you, the citizens, of this community. During that time, we have seen Florence transform from a small, rural town into the eighth largest city in Kentucky and an economic engine for the entire area. Together with my fellow city council members, our police and fire fighters, and all city employees, we have much of which to be proud:
● Low city tax rates that have remained steady from more than a decade and are ranked among the lowest in Northern Kentucky.
● A fiscal surplus that well positions our city to deal with future challenges and opportunities.
● Strong economic growth and low unemployment from a diverse industries and businesses, including retail, office, manufacturing, technology, and service sectors.
● Quality city services that are the best in the Northern Kentucky region.
While I’m proud of our past accomplishments, we face many challenges ahead that will require steady leadership, fiscal discipline, critical relationships, and government-management experience to guide our city to further prosperity. With a devastating heroin crisis, increasing pension costs, and continued population growth within the city, now is not the time to gamble our prosperity.
The future of our city and our residents is something I take to heart. My husband, Wally, and I both grew up here, raised our children here, and they are raising our grandchildren here.