Sheila was first elected to the Herndon Town Council in 2010 and is currently serving her fourth term in office. She is focusing on government transparency, improving local amenities, economic development and fiscal responsibility.
Sheila approved the new Fire Station, the new Herndon signs at the 8 entrances to the town. She supported the downtown master plan and the current Downtown redevelopment project, continues to work closely with the County to plan for the new Metro station and improvements to our trails and paths with connections to the county. Sheila spearheaded our Go Green Initiative involvement and we are still a Tree City. When Sheila discovered that the town had public bike racks sitting in storage, she had them dusted off and installed around town.
Prior to her election, Sheila, was and remains a committed community advocate. She raised her two sons in Herndon and is a huge fan of the our local schools. Her community involvement is varied and extensive.
Providing great services and quality of life
Bringing home state and county tax dollars
Adding more lighting to the W&OD Trail
Investing in our historic downtown
Preparing for Metro's arrival
Promoting Herndon as a great place to live, work and play
We have many great services and great staff working to carry out the wishes of residents as determined by our elected leaders. I will work to make sure we do not cut the services that residences have grown to expect for their tax dollars. Spring & fall clean up, fireworks at the Herndon Festival and the Fourth of July are examples of the many services the town has provided for decades and our citizens have grown to expect. Keeping our streets as well as our parks and recreation facility maintained is very important, as is looking to ways to enhance them.
Having a vibrant seven-day a week downtown in Herndon will make us an even better place to live, work & play. I will continue to market Herndon in a positive light and work to bring more businesses in our town. The council has told developers exactly what they can and cannot build in Herndon so we can attract developers interested in seeking projects here. We are moving forward on updating our Herndon Heritage Preservation Handbook and continue to seek citizen involvement in the process.
Metro is coming, I will continue work to ensure we have access in Herndon for our citizens to walk, bike and bus to the Silver Line. As a member of council, I will continue to work with Fairfax County and Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority to make sure we have the same amenities as the other stations on the Silver Line.