“I remember a time when all I heard was ‘people were the power’ and that many of our circumstances came down to economics. I know firsthand that to get to a better place we need to bring people to the table and build coalitions to foster change and create opportunity.”
Employment, Economic Recovery & Growth
- Support a living wage
- Micro business opportunities
- Reference based lending
- Green energy employment
- Understanding the new normal
- Supporting unions
Travis knows that our community needs a plan for recovery now.
“As I sit here thinking about the families I’ve served, the extended family that is our district, I cannot help but think about the employment issues that have plagued Black, Brown and low-income families; how transportation needs have gotten worse for those same families and how quality day care has become one of the counties number one issues for these very same families.”
Travis knows from years of dealing with childcare, trying different programs to alleviate this need for caregivers, this is one of the most challenging issues in this community and one of the most challenging issues around employment and economic recovery. Without childcare there is no recovery for our families. Without childcare the mothers in our community will continue to leave the workforce. We cannot wait and hope for a solution, we must create one.
Build community and uplift families through creating coalitions
Uniting county, city, business community, and nonprofit agencies to innovate and solve problems
Community listening intensives
Intentional and deliberative problem solving
Travis knows how to meet families where they are, and work with them to enrich their families and our community, he’s been doing it for over 20 years.
“I remember meeting with our administration team to figure out how to feed dinner to our children during the after-school program and creating “50 served” that fed children twice a week. We built it out to a place where the summer camp kids were fed breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner.”