From the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Amy is excited to invest in her community by running for village trustee of Orland Park, where she calls home with her husband and two dogs. Amy’s goal is to be a leader and representative for the younger generation in the community, and she hopes to inspire them to take an interest in their town—after all, the local level is where any vote carries the most weight. Amy recognizes the importance of having elected officials who reflect the diversity of one’s community, and she wants to work with her town to find more future leaders who will speak to the concerns of every voice in Orland Park.
In her term as trustee, Amy hopes to implement change in two other areas: the economy and the environment. With Orland being the major shopping center in the region, Amy is passionate about diversifying the town’s economy, as shopping trends are changing away from the traditional experience that Orland has to offer. Planning for the village’s success means preparing for an ever-changing future, and she wants to be involved in this process to invest in the long-term growth of her community. To further her other plans for Orland, Amy will use her background in animal sciences and sustainability to be an advocate for the environment. Her goal is to expand upon the existing open lands program to protect areas of Orland Park from unnecessary development, in addition to forming community garden spaces and implementing municipal composting.