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  REAL RESULTS   for the City of Helena

Passed  balanced budgets each year in office.

Returned $500,000
to local schools.

Promoted tourism and revitalization in Old Town.

Supported strategic planning initiatives.

 

PRIORITIES

  • Supports controlled residential growth

  • Advocates for additions to Helena schools

  • Promotes improving road infrastructure

  • Encourages local retail development

  • Volunteers to enhance our community

FAMILY

Laura and her husband, T.J., Engineering Manager of Manufacturing at Fitz-Thors Engineering, have been married 14 years, and have two children: Anna Kate (14) and John Marshall (10). Both children attend Helena's public schools and are involved in Helena's rec league and school sports programs. The family lives in the Old Cahaba neighborhood, and attends Riverchase United Methodist Church, where Laura teaches the 4 year old Sunday School class.

CIVIC SERVICE

  • Leadership Shelby County Board of Directors

  • Helena’s Buck Creek Festival, Vice Chairman

  • City Council Liaison: Helena Library Board, HOTboard, Diversity & Inclusion Board

  • Shelby County Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors

  • Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee 

  • Shelby County Republican Party Steering Committee

EXPERIENCE

  • B.A , Communications - University of Alabama 

  • Account Specialist, The Prosper Group

  • 2018 graduate of Leadership Shelby County, a 9-month program which invites government, business, civic and community leaders to take a comprehensive look at Shelby County, and what it takes to make it operate, grow, and prosper.

  • 2014 graduate of the YourTown Alabama program, a 2-day workshop which focuses on the role of design in community planning. The workshop course material addresses a range of issues in rural community planning, with special emphasis on the process by which rural communities construct a vision about their future, evaluate natural and cultural assets, and implement decisions about how their community should look and function.

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“(Laura’s) always been a supporter of the city’s youth and youth involvement. I’m proud to say she’s helped shape me and the city I’ve grown up calling home!”

Lola Decroes
Helena native and former President
of the Helena Teen Council

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“Her temperament, enthusiasm, optimism, and vision combine
in a community minded, servant leader benefitting Helena greatly
in her first term.”

 

Freddy Ard
Immediate Past Chairman,
Shelby County Republican Party
Former Helena City Councilman
Former Shelby County Commissioner