For over 27 years, I’ve been active in many aspects of our County. I’ve been involved in issues such as land use, conservation, civil and human rights, fiscally responsible government, and open and good government practices. Everyday on the Board of Supervisors, I use my liberal arts background and decades of government and community experience to provide a positive influence on issues important to Johnson County.
Some Accomplishments of my First Term
I'm very proud of the progress and accomplishments that I've been a part of since becoming a Supervisor. A partial list of these accomplishments include:
Some Accomplishments of my Second Term
Chair, Johnson County Board of Supervisors
Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Board
Iowa City Chamber of Commerce Board
Juvenile Justice Youth Development Policy Board
UNESCO City of Literature Board
Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Board
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
Johnson County Mental Health/Developmental Services Planning Council
Livable Community for Successful Aging Policy Board
SEATS/Paratransit Advisory Committee
Johnson County Emergency Management Commission
Joint Emergency Communications Policy Board
County Assessor Conference Board
City Assessor Conference Board
Urban County Coalition Committee
Member, Iowa Natural Resources Commission (DNR)
Chair, Iowa City Airport Commission
Member, Johnson County Trails Advisory Committee
Development Director, Iowa Bicycle Coalition
President, Northside Marketplace Business Association
Small Business Owner, Alternatives
Staff Congressman Jim Leach
Chief Assistant, Illinois State Representative David Hultgren
Neighborhood Representative, Washington Hills Neighborhood Association.
Treasurer, Joe Bolkcom for Senate; Advisory Council, University of Iowa Center for Human Rights. Co-Chair, Citizens for Our Land, Water and Future. Treasurer/Board Member, Iowa Women’s Music Festival. Founder/Chair, Iowa Coalition for Human Rights. Treasurer/ Board Member, League of Women Voters. Parks and Recreation 2000 Task Force. Johnson County, Iowa Sesquicentennial Commission.
Stonewall Award (1997 Iowa City Pride Committee)
Rick Graf Award (2007 Iowa City Human Rights Commission)
Organization of the Year: Johnson County Board of Supervisors (2014 City Federation of Labor)
Progressive Hero Award (2017 Iowa Citizen Action Network)
American Legion Post #17 Auxiliary
Bicyclists of Iowa City
Bur Oak Land Trust
Center for Worker Justice
Friends of Hickory Hill Park
Friends of Historic Preservation
Hawkeye H.O.G. Chapter
Hoover Library Foundation
Iowa Archeological Society
Iowa Bicycle Coalition
Iowa City Foreign Relations Council
Iowa Civil Liberties Union
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Iowa River Friends
Johnson County Historical Society
League of Women Voters
State Historical Society
Proud Union Home
On Ragbrai with my mother
Married to my college sweetheart. Cheesy, but true. Proud to help work for marriage equality in Iowa.
We may not fit the typical look, be we are H.O.G. members.
I am a member of the Iowa State Archaeology Society, and I read a number of archaeology magazines One of my favorite things to do is to stop for brown historical marker signs with I travel.
In 2007, I won my way into the World Series of Poker
Robin and I live with a very energetic, ball and Frisbee-loving dog. She reminds us to live everyday to the fullest.