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  • Wage Rally 2Passed Johnson County Minimum Wage Ordinance.
  • Provided leadership during ’08 floods.
  • Passed Human Rights Ordinance.
  • Passed Sensitive Areas Ordinance.
  • Father of the Conservation Bond Initiative.
  • Started 1105 Project with gift of old Public Health building.
  • Allowed FEMA to pay to restore the Sutliff Bridge.
  • Formed Trails Committee & provided trails funding.
  • Championed passage of Community ID.
  • Father of Free Tax Help project.ExcellenceinActionJohnson2009email
  • Father of Buy Here initiative.
  • Developed LEED certified buildings.
  • Led fight for Project Labor Agreements on construction projects.
  • Helped create Livable Community Successful Aging.
  • Added outdoor warning sirens to unincorporated Johnson County.
  • Created Local Foods Policy Council.
  • Passed stormwater management, wind energy, and downcast lighting ordinances.
  • Won an “A” in local government transparency from Sunshine Institute.
  • Led the transition to a Regional system of Mental Health Care.
  • Earned Cool County designation.
  • Passed Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan.
  • Instituted Diversity Training for County employees.
  • Heritage AAA Outstanding Elected Official – 2009.

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