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Accomplishments

On the County Council, Jen provides the leadership necessary to improve our quality of life.

EDUCATION

  • Provided the necessary resources to the Howard County Public School System to be the top performing school system in the state of Maryland.
  • Fought and got the necessary funding for renovation and additions at 16 county schools; including Hammond Elementary, Hammond Middle, Hammond High School and Bollman Bridge Elementary.
  • Fought to ensure that Howard Community College is affordable and accessible to all residents.
  • Ensured that our public library is one of the top rated systems in the nation.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Worked to enhance our quality of life while maintaining a fiscally responsible and balanced County budget.
  • Maintained the county's Triple A bond rating for outstanding financial management.

PARKS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Worked to bring the new blue bin recycling program, hybrid County vehicles and buses, and green building incentives to our community.
  • Lead the council on securing the funding to complete the North Laurel Park and Community Center.

PUBLIC SAFETY

  • Lead the council on adding 100 more police officers, firefighters, and EMT workers.
  • Worked to implement an innovative program to reduce ambulance and fire response times.