Work-related Favorite Movies: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Personal Favorite Movies: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Books: Flight of the Buffalo and Beloved
Words to Live By: “Good leaders must first become good servants,” Robert Greenleaf
Favorite Books: On The Road – Jack Keroac, Way of Ignorance – Wendell Berry, Player Piano – Kurt Vonnegut
Words to Live By: Local government requires more than understanding numbers, charts, and graphs. Local government is the embodiment of our collective interest, passion, and dedication to making great places for everyone to call home.
Favorite Books: “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden and “Yes, Please” by Amy Poehler
Words to Live By: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.”
– Daniel Burnham, Chicago architect. (1846-1912)
Favorite Movie: Shindler’s List, The Butler (for fun – original Star Wars trilogy)
Favorite Book: Magic Treehouse or anything I can persuade my youngest to read to me in English
Words to Live By: “Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst” and “Use your powers for good and not evil”
Favorite Books: East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, almost any historical fiction series!
Favorite Movies: Indiana Jones series, Star Wars series, Lord of the Rings series, Lawerance of Arabia
Words to Live By: “The struggle of today is not altogether for today, it is for a vast future also.” -Abraham Lincoln
“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations, for if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” -Henry David Thoreau
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Book: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Words to Live By: Tell me who you’re with, and I’ll tell you who you are
Favorite Books: A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall, Maus, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Bad Astronomy
Words to Live By: Do what you say you’ll do.
If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.
Without deviation, progress is not possible.