The upcoming Dayton City Council general election is scheduled for Saturday May 1st. On the ballot for election to City Council Member Position #5 is Janette Goulder-Frick. A top 10 honor graduate of Dayton High School, she achieved a BBA in Information Systems from University of Houston, a masters in project management from Georgetown University and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.
Her professional experience as a project manager includes 5 years with Exxon Production Research (Houston), 5 years with Northrop Electronics (Los Angeles), 15 years with Boeing Shared Services (Seattle), and 10 years with Boeing Space Exploration (Clearlake) where she supported the International Space Station program, Space Shuttle program retirement and Commercial Space program.
Having attended city council meetings, she has become familiar with city council operations and believes her education, experience, availability and objectivity make her an ideal candidate for Position 5 of the Dayton City Council.
She considers objectivity her most valuable asset since it allows her to be impartial in decision making – seeking results that are beneficial for citizens and business owners who are ultimately the customers of City of Dayton’s services.
Since Goulder-Frick’s return to her hometown of Dayton in 2003, she has experienced the impacts of Dayton’s ever increasing growth. In her view, “Being a crossroads for railroads and highways has been beneficial to Dayton’s businesses, jobs and home sales but the consequences of exponential growth and bottlenecks are so frustrating that even the most patient of residents dread coming through town at peak rush hours.”
There’s talk of a bypass to redirect 18-wheelers around downtown and an overpass for the railroad tracks on Hwy 90 where traffic backs up for miles. New industrial complexes are being planned that will place demands on city resources as will several new major housing projects.
The City of Dayton owes its citizens ongoing visibility into the status of planned and work-in-process projects and Goulder-Frick is committed to assuring that Dayton citizens are kept aware of what’s happening and what’s planned for Dayton and are informed where their tax dollars are being spent.
From an availability perspective, she retired from Boeing Space Exploration in 2015 and works part-time at First Baptist Church Dayton as financial administrator which provides her with ample time to support participation in Dayton City Council meetings, research, assignments and activities.