Q&A: Kristin Green runs for Lewisville City Council Place 5

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Kristin Green is running for the Lewisville City Council Place 5 seat. Jon Dahlvig has also filed for the seat.

Community Impact Newspaper sent Green a set of questions about her candidacy. Her answers have been edited for publication style.

Why did you decide to run for office?

When my husband and I decided that Lewisville was where we wanted to raise our family, I decided to get involved and help shape what our community was going to be in the future. In 2013, my involvement began with an appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission. A few months later, I had the opportunity to serve on the Lewisville 2025 Diversity Committee and the Blue Ribbon Bond Committee. This experience was extremely educational for me, and it also gave me the opportunity to meet other people that shared my enthusiasm and commitment to making a difference. Since that time, I have served on several other committees, including the Lewisville 2025 Advisory Board and the Old Town Task Force and have participated in multiple city planning efforts. Through all of this, my love for our community has grown. After almost six years of service, I have decided to run for City Council so that I utilize my experience for the betterment of the community.

What do you think is one of the biggest issues facing Lewisville today, and how do you plan to address it on council?

With a booming economy, we have seen rapid growth over the last few years and rising housing costs associated with it. From seniors to young adults and homebuyers to renters, many are finding it difficult to find housing that they can afford. During the 2025 public outreach process, I heard this concern expressed repeatedly, and it ended up being incorporated into one of the Plan’s nine ‘Big Moves’. It will be challenging to tackle as housing costs are driven by the current market, but I do think that the city could consider a program that would incentivize home builders to provide a wider spectrum of housing choices. I know this would be quite an undertaking, but I am willing to pursue this further to ensure that a wide range of housing options are available in Lewisville.

If elected, what would be your top priorities?

The nine ‘Big Moves’ identified in the 2025 Plan are based on over 1,500 comments and ideas received from the community and have been the basis of every decision I have made on the Planning and Zoning Commission since its adoption in 2014. If elected to City Council, that will continue to be the case. The following are some of the key issues that I consider as top priorities for our community:

Old Town—We need to continue to invest in Old Town and keep pushing private development projects currently underway to completion as quickly as possible.

Housing choices—We need housing options for all ages and incomes in the city.  

Extending the green—We need to expand our trail system for recreational and alternative transportation purposes.

Communications—As always, we need to continue seeking citizen feedback and be ready to adjust priorities if needed.

What experience—professionally or politically—do you have that would prepare you for this position?

I have a professional background in planning and engineering, with experience in planning, code writing, infrastructure design and site development. I have worked with both public and private sector clients and understand how the city, private sector and engaged citizens must work together to create healthy and thriving communities. Beyond my professional experience, I have been serving the community for almost six years in many different capacities. With the knowledge gained from my service to this community and my professional background, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to serve as a council member for our great city.

 

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Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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