Get To Know Stephanie
I believe in accountability and results. My leadership style is best described as dependable, accessible and collaborative. I know I can’t solve problems alone. I use a solid formula to solve problems: identify the problem; talk about it and engage with those that have knowledge pertaining to the issue at hand; research it fully; discuss further; all before making the best choice that meets the most needs in the best way possible. As a current City Council Member, I also understand the natural challenges inherent with a growing city. People have to be ready for it; the people who will make it happen and the people who will participate in it have to be willing to work to accomplish a city that all can enjoy. This takes diligent communication. If you ask people with whom I have worked, they would tell you that I am a relational leader. During this campaign, I have already begun building relationships and holding conversations necessary to get us ready for our future. I will continue to build relationships necessary for us to be ready to navigate a growing City. I am also a research driven leader. We can never forget to learn from others and continuously operate in a servant leadership role setting the best example possible and operating with integrity in all we do.
I have experience in a number of areas within a community; Business, Non-Profits, City Government. I am a wife and a mom, an active member of my church, I enjoy participating in events within our community. I love the community feel that Bentonville has! I have taken the time to be engaged and observe the knowledge of what is in place and who will need to be involved in City decisions as we look at responsible growth solutions that are collaborative, well communicated and fiscally responsible. I know who to meet with. I know what our resources and our roadblocks are. I have ideas about ways to use what we have in place better, and I am open to new solutions. I am familiar with the network of people that are our city’s heartbeat and will work hard every day to makes solid decisions for the City. I won’t need to take time to figure all of this out, I will hit the ground running and keep accountability and actionable results front and center from the very beginning of my term.
As Your Mayor of Bentonville, I will ensure that our government’s culture is of service and resolution. If you have a concern, we will route you to the people who can directly help you.