The City of Denton is one of the largest employers in Denton County. Decisions made by Council members can have a significant impact on City employees and their families. My dad retired after 25 years at the City of Denton water utilities department, and my mom worked nearly 13 years at UNT. So I grew up in a public-service household and saw firsthand how decisions made by those at the top of governmental entities sometimes can have unintended consequences on those not at the top. I will be sensitive to the effect Council decisions can have on both Denton citizens and City employees during my service on Council.