McCardell Announces Candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council

A Fresh New Take on The Future of Rochester Hills

Jenny McCardell has announced her candidacy for Rochester Hills City Council, At-Large member, in the November 2017 election. A third generation Rochester Hills resident, who moved back to Rochester Hills in 2009, she is currently collecting signatures for her nominating petition with the goal to lift the voices of Rochester Hills residents.

“I am running for Rochester Hills City Council to lift the voices of Rochester Hills residents,” said McCardell. “I want to bring a fresh perspective to our government and make sure that the City we live in and love reflects the values of the people who live here and has a future that is both achievable and sustainable for all residents.”

Jenny McCardell

Jenny McCardell

McCardell’s grandparents, Ted and Flo Beck, helped shape the future of Rochester Hills through community involvement, and McCardell wants to follow in their footsteps. As a council member, McCardell pledges to prioritize City business; regularly engage with the Rochester Hills community to hear their issues and concerns; attend all Council meetings to work on the residents’ behalf; and, commit the time needed to the committees and groups that help to manage the City’s business.

“I believe in serving my community, and have a strong commitment to civic responsibility – from serving in the U.S. Navy, to advocating for education, to working with the City Council on various committees,” said McCardell. “Our service, actions and commitments will help shape the future of Rochester Hills.”

Active in public service, she co-founded the Concerned Parents of Rochester Community Schools Facebook Page in 2015 to educate and advocate for students and education in the face of state budget cuts. The group has grown to almost 2,000 members and serves as an organizing space for parents to learn about and address education questions in Rochester Community Schools. In 2016 she received a PTA Founders Day award for bringing a community garden to University Hills Elementary School and the Concerned Parents Facebook page. She’s currently active in the Safe Routes to School Program, a state and federally-funded grant program focused on improving student safety and neighborhood improvement.

McCardell is currently an investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She volunteers with the Clinton River Watershed Council and serves on the Public Safety and Infrastructure Technical Committees for the City of Rochester Hills. Previously she served as a Hospital Corpsman petty officer third class at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, California. She received her laboratory technologist certification from The George Washington University; and, a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and a Masters of Public Administration, both from Oakland University.

A wife and mother of three, McCardell currently has two children attending Rochester Community Schools.

For more information and updates on the campaign, please visit the Jenny McCardell 4 City Council Facebook Page.

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