Michael is the policy director for BikeWalkKC, a local nonprofit which works to expand mobility choice and freedom throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. He’s running for the KCMO City Council in the 5th District At-Large for two important reasons: his daughters. Michael was raised to leave this world in a better place. When he looked at all of the challenges the community faces, he increasingly found himself saying he couldn’t sit on the sidelines. So he’s running to create a better Kansas City for his daughters and for everyone who calls Kansas City home.
How does Michael plan to accomplish this? By focusing on four key areas: 1. Public Health: Helping Kansas City recover from the pandemic and to take steps to address long-standing issues, like mental illness and gun violence. 2. Neighborhoods: Addressing issues related to quality of life, affordable housing, and homelessness. 3. Infrastructure: Taking steps to repair roads and sidewalks. 4. Sustainability: Climate Change is real, it’s man-made, and it is accelerating. Doing everything possible to lower emissions while increasing preparedness for extreme weather events is important.