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White Settlement City Council, Place 4

City councils in Texas each have specific responsibilities unique to their city. Duties of a city council generally include setting the tax rate, approving a budget, adopting local ordinances, and managing land transactions. City councils plan and oversee public services and facilities: police and fire protection; health and sanitation services; animal control; street construction and maintenance; garbage collection and disposal; transportation systems; recreational facilities; parking; airports; jails; parks and zoos; libraries and museums; hospitals and emergency services; building codes/zoning; and water and sewage service. City council members may also elect other municipal officers or appoint citizens to serve on boards and commissions.

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  • Christina Grudzinski

  • Jason Smith

  • Sonia Smoak

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Biographical Information

Why are you running for city council?

How does your background prepare you for this office?

How will you increase transparency in city government?

How will you balance city revenue with service needs?

What are the most critical issues facing the city council, and what solutions can you offer?

Phone (817) 773-6516
Occupation Therapist in private practice and at a hospital.
Education My education includes Mesa Springs Leadership Academy, M.S. in Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University, B.S in Psychology From Texas Wesleyan University, A.A. in General Studies From Weatherford College.
Experience My experience is Library Board Member 2018, Owner & Therapist at Unity Counseling 2017-Present, Mesa Springs Psychiatric Hospital 2015-Present, Fort Worth Montessori School 2009-2013, Darla Young & Associates
White Settlement is a family oriented city with a strong sense of community. I was inspired to run by my family and other citizens of White Settlement who want to preserve our City's character and improve infrastructure.
My background has given me the ability to develop and strengthen my skills with crisis management, teamwork, conflict resolution, small business ownership, budgeting, leadership, and a passion for advocacy.
I will be honest and open with the citizens of White Settlement and hold myself and other city leadership accountable. I would also like to enhance overall community engagement. I am running so that our city continues positive activities, while addressing the tough issues in an open manner
I intend to Safeguard city services while staying within our budget and encouraging economic growth. I will fight for city services, while fixing infrastructure and promoting economic growth.
During my term I would like to keep a balanced budget, resolve water issues, increase citizen involvement, keep city on track with fixing infrastructure, and encourage economic growth. Fixing city infrastructure is of utmost importance. This will include water pipes, sewer, waste water, water tanks, streets, and potholes. The city’s leadership has started this process and I intend to see it through. Any solution will take a collaborative and open effort and l will offer a new perspective.
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