As a teacher and coach and resident of Columbia since 1973, I think Columbia needs a City Council person who is progressive, civic-minded and concerned about our community’s environment and education. Tracy Greever-Rice is the City Council candidate who best fits this description.
On a personal level, Tracy is a hard-working community member who tirelessly works on improving her neighborhood association. She manages our financial bookkeeping, has made our bylaws more common sense and effective and is a strong presence at meetings, events and celebrations. As a citizen of our larger community, Tracy serves as a manager at our groundbreaking True/False Film Festival, is active on city boards and commissions and has been mentored by Mizzou icon, Rex Campbell. In fact, Ms. Greever-Rice is not only a politically savvy leader in our community but also a scholar of community development who uses research and data in her decision making process. Assuredly, Tracy will protect our smart growth interests, fight the dangerous developers who wish to turn Columbia into a sprawling landscape of congested malls and will help grow our infrastructure in a targeted, thoughtful manner that will benefit all — not just the corporate elite.
As a teacher, I trust Ms. Greever-Rice to work on improving our educational infrastructure in a transparent way. Columbia, in this crucial time, needs a City Council member who knows the values and priorities of its residents. With your vote, Ms. Greever-Rice will bring her expertise and common sense to our City Council if she is elected on April 6.