I am delighted to announce my candidacy for election to the Monroe County Council, District 1 seat. I was honored to be appointed to the seat by a caucus in January 2013, and I am committed to continuing my service to Monroe County.
As Monroe County Councilor, I serve as the liaison for the offices of the assessor, prosecutor, clerk, and coroner and serve as a member of the Personnel Administration Committee, Aviation Board, Fleet Financing and Energy Commission, and the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation Board. I also serve on the South Central Community Action Program Energy Assistance and Head Start Board.
Drawing on my past experience as a nonprofit director, I know the importance of making the most of limited funds. The fiscal soundness of Monroe County is a key emphasis for me, and I have supported efforts to balance the county budget. I voted in favor of improved emergency services with allocations to a new 911 dispatch center currently under construction. I also approved Ivy Tech Community College expansion to address workforce development needs and increase life sciences training opportunities.
Going forward, I will work towards improvements to road safety and trail access for District 1, fair-wage jobs and solutions to address homelessness in the community.
As a county council member, listening to residents and pursuing solutions to their concerns is the most important aspect of job. There are many challenges and opportunities facing the county council in the coming term, and I am prepared to address them. It would be my honor to continue to represent the interests of our county and proactively address its needs.
With your support, we will create a safer, more prosperous Monroe County. I look forward to our continued work together, and I ask for your vote for Monroe County Council on May 6.
More about Shelli
Shelli serves as a visiting lecturer at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in the Department of Business Communication, Professional and Computer Skills. She received the 2013 Emerging Leader Award from the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women. Shelli resides in Bloomington with her husband, Josh Perry, and their three children.