Former mayor, council member, planning commissioner, thought influencer, and insider, for years Debbie saw people’s needs go unmet because of gross misappropriation of funds too common in our current political landscape.
Debbie is thoroughly familiar with the workings of municipal government, its issues, and pressing fiscal challenges. She has worked on both sides of local politics as an advocate for good government.
Debbie earned a B.A. from the University of Idaho and was named Scottish Young Businessperson of the Year among other accolades. Her local bakery in Scotland grew to $6m annual income in three years. In addition, Debbie is a residential real estate broker who has negotiated over 500 win-win transactions.
With intelligence officers and auditors as family role models and her background as an investigative journalist, Debbie learned how to get things done. Debbie shares democracy as a participative art that transforms communities through communication. Her practical, multi-faceted, and creative strategies foster well-governed communities.