TeamPaxtonPark

Bio

– Married with 2 daughters ages 3 and 7

– Army Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran – Kuwait ’06-’07

– Married to an Army Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran – Iraq ’04

– Resident & Home Owner in Fayetteville, Arkansas Ward 1

– Believes that more is accomplished with boots than suits

Education

American Sentinel University – Aurora Colorado

Master of Geospatial Information Systems

Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Systems

Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems

University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Associate of Applied Science Degree in CADD Architectural

TC in CADD Digital Design

TC in CADD GIS/GPS Mapping

CP in General CADD

Service & Experience

– Over a decade of experience in public service

– Served in the Arkansas Army National Guard including a 15 month deployment in Kuwait

– Worked in the private sector as a Draftsman with experience designing subdivisions, CIP projects for municipalities, various design work and drafting completed for Large Scale Developments, drainage improvements, and quality control

– Five years experience as a Floodplain Administrator

– Experience designing city parks, drainage improvements, parking lots, street overlay and deep patch projects, and various other city projects

– Currently manage the Stormwater Program, Floodplain Administration, and Technical Services for a local municipality

– Currently review Large Scale Developments, Non-Large Scale Developments, proposed Subdivisions, Lot Splits, and various other projects for the Engineering Department at a local municipality

– Review ADA and Ordinance compliance for projects within a local municipality

– Experience in inspecting construction sites for compliance before, during, and after development

– Experience updating, reviewing, and writing ordinance at a municipal level

Professional Organizations

– Northwest Representative – Arkansas Floodplain Management Association, Inc – Board of Directors (Sep 2016 – Sep 2018)

Professional Designations

– Certified Floodplain Manager

– Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional

– FEMA Hazus-MH Professional

– National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Technician

– Notary Public

Platform

Infrastructure: The aging infrastructure in South Fayetteville must be aggressively improved. Items such as streets, sidewalks, drainage systems, and trail systems must be improved or built to ensure that a growing city is keeping up. While other wards have residents that show up to City Council meetings to demand that new sidewalks are not built, an outdated policy ensures that each ward only receives 25% of the budget for improvements. Being in the largest ward in Fayetteville, I will demand equity within our ward to ensure that our systems are properly improved and maintained, so that poor infrastructure does not continue to damage our South Fayetteville economy.

 

Parks:  Like our infrastructure in Ward 1, our community parks in South Fayetteville are often the last to be repaired, and the last to be improved. Community Parks such as Bayarri Park, Greathouse Park, and Finger Park have immediate maintenance needs. In addition, we must begin the process of upgrading all of our City Parks to ensure they are ADA compliant, so that all residents have accessibility. Regional Parks, such as Kessler Mountain Regional Park and Lake Sequoyah Park must also be a top priority. Regional Parks stimulate the local economy, and further the growth of local businesses. Kessler must be finished. Lake Sequoyah must be improved.

 

Equality: This message is clear. All citizens of Fayetteville, regardless of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other item that makes us unique or different from our neighbors, are and should be treated as equal. Period. Additionally, for residents to achieve equality, they must have access to the tools to make them successful, such as Affordable Housing, economic opportunities, and a Municipal ID system to support various members of the community and local businesses.

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