One of Marci's favorite statements is: “You can wring your hands or you can roll up your sleeves, but you can’t do both.” She consistently chooses to roll up her sleeves.
As she continues to serve on the City Council, she will respect and appreciate the work of her council colleagues and of the city's administrative team. She will actively pursue the kind of working relationship that allows the city to accomplish greater results for residents.
As a leader in education Marci facilitated and witnessed school and district leadership teams more effectively collaborate in order to achieve greater results for students. Additionally a myriad of experiences and opportunities have prepared her to continue to roll up her sleeves on behalf of Sandy city.
As a mother of four and active volunteer within her church and community, she continually "rolls up her sleeves". She is proud of her four children and the ways in which they are contributing to the world around them. All four of her children have chosen to put their college education on hold to serve as full time missionaries for her church. One daughter served as a teacher in Jordan School District and is now committed full time to raising her son. The other daughter completed her degree at Utah State University and is a teacher in a Title I middle school in California. Marci's oldest son is pursuing his degree in preparation for medical school. Her youngest son just completed his first year at the University of Utah and will depart for his mission in Peru in September.
As a small business owner and active member of the South Valley Chamber, Marci recognizes the value of small businesses in the Sandy City community. As she deliberates over issues facing the city, she keeps residents and small businesses top of mind. This is evident in her months long campaign against the 32% property tax increase contained in the mayor's tentative budget.
Marci's volunteer work in the community includes serving on the Canyons Education Foundation and supporting the noble mission of HomeAid Utah. Additionally, she serve on the Board for Beehive Science & Technology Academy. She has served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and in various leadership positions as a member of my church congregation.
As a leader, Marci is a perpetual reader. She is hungry to learn how to hone her leadership skills to bring the best out of those with whom she interacts. She believes that one of the very best models for this kind of leadership is Abraham Lincoln.
Marci seeks to lead like Lincoln as she chases impact. She loves collaboration and believes it is the ONLY way to accomplish great things in the community. Marci's years of experience in education and leadership have served her well while serving on the City Council. As she continues her service on the City Council, she will seek to leverage the skills she has developed to elevate the Sandy City Community. She believes it will take a collaborative effort to accomplish this important task.