Connection, Collaboration and Consensus

We need to continue to connect and engage our people, places and ideas. We must close the gap between UNR and downtown, bring entrepreneurs together with investors, and connect our experienced wisdom with our young energy. We need to focus on investing in our neighborhoods, and connecting them with each other. We need to hear what our residents have to say and integrate their ideas into our planning.
Our local governments could also use more connection and collaboration. Too often our local officials take a defensive posture, with a “me first, me best” attitude. We must work hard to work together. Finding agreement on mutual goals and projects takes focus, patience and persistence. I have demonstrated these attributes over and over, and am committed to continuing to put energy into getting people together, both on issues we agree on and those we don’t, to find common ground and move us forward.