"You look so familiar!" is a comment I get a lot and it's understandable. Since 2005, I've been out and about in Bowling Green. Being married to a Bowling Green native, Randy Matthews (for 24 years), and raising 3 children (Maggie, Wesley, and Robert) has given me many opportunities to be involved.
Prior to children, I worked as a Business Development Coordinator for a fortune 500 construction company in Nashville. Then, until my youngest was able to attend school, I was an at-home mom, church volunteer, and freelance technical writer.
As a local professional, I've worked in the non-profit realm both at Eastwood Baptist Church and currently as Partnership Director at Christian Family Radio. I also have worked in the local school system as well as been a Director for Program and Events for the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. I have a passion for non-profits and serving the public! I also have a passion to see businesses create jobs as my husband and I own Clothesline Laundromats which has 3 locations locally.
So, if I seem familiar to you, it is probably because you have seen me on television promoting Chamber events, or in magazine pictures from events I attend in my current role, OR, I've probably chatted you up in a store or at a check-out line. I never meet a stranger.
WHY RUN for commissioner?
Our city is in the midst of great accomplishments, strong financials, and a beautiful season of unity in response to disaster. We are at this place because of the strong leadership of our Mayor and City Commissioners. Why seek to impact what exists?
As a citizen, listening to media, perusing social media, and having conversations with elected leaders, I'm concerned that we are headed back to the old patterns of divide and conquer. I see a drift from the supportive camaraderie of a shared mission back to the corners of political opposites. I'm running to reinvigorate the principle that the Commissioners' first obligation is to secure a positive future for our city, and that it takes cooperation to do it.