Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Whitehall City Council, Ward 3, OH

Amy is running for Whitehall City Council - Ward 3. As a proud child of deaf parents Amy has seen first hand how often the people whose voices need to be heard the most are missed. Too often the families and groups in our communities that would most benefit from community action don't have the time, ability, or resources to participate. Amy knows she can be that leader who can hear the diverse needs in our community, understand them, and translate it into action for the people that most need it.

As a community experiencing growth and rising house prices, even as one of the county's affordable communities, there is still a need for income inclusive housing to raise all residents. Families who will most benefit by reduction of their rent burden are rarely represented or speak at community forums, and projects that will benefit their lives receive harsh community backlash. As a member of the Whitehall Planning Commission with a background in Architecture Amy seeks to advocate for affordable housing projects, policies, and work to get creative seeking new solutions and partners in this critical time.