Suzanne Klapp Scottsdale Mayor

PUTTING THE “UNITY” BACK IN COMMUNITY

I live in Scottsdale because of its business-friendly atmosphere, its diverse neighborhoods, its beauty and its nostalgic nod to its past.

My decision to enter public service as your Councilwoman over 10 years ago was to help reinforce Scottsdale’s reputation as a well-managed city, keep us on a sustainable financial footing and provide a voice for the small business community.

I have delivered on all these fronts throughout my years on the City Council.

My entire service on the Council has been marked by my ability to work respectfully with a variety of business and community interests to forge solutions. It is my commitment to inclusive-style governance that is one of my proudest achievements.

I want to put “unity” back into community.

I am contemplating running for Scottsdale Mayor because my life history and experience in business, community and government leadership motivates me to shift some of the Council’s divisiveness to an attitude of transparency, cooperation and collaboration.

Whether by leading a successful ballot question effort last year on critical transportation projects, respecting the right of citizens to petition their government via Prop 420, or by encouraging citizen participation and consensus on strategic capital improvement projects in 2019, I come to work every day focused on building a Scottsdale we can all be proud to call home.

I view good governance as limited, responsible, fiscally sound and facilitating economic opportunity. I am a proactive problem solver who is 100% committed to improving the lives of Scottsdale citizens.

I believe problems are opportunities. Scottsdale’s challenges can be met with common sense, a positive attitude, determination, and a genuine love for Scottsdale.

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