Diana Adams

Occupation: Small-business owner and nonprofit executive director

Education: Doctorate of public administration (in-progress); master’s in educational leadership; bachelor’s in elementary education

Political/government/civic experience: West Melbourne City Council (appointed June 2022); secretary of Space Coast Field of Dreams board; West Melbourne Citizens Leadership Academy; former deputy chair of West Melbourne Parks & Recreation board; former Brevard educator; Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee member; member of the Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville and Cocoa Beach chambers of commerce; and LEAD Brevard board member.

Campaign Email: diana@dianaforcouncil.com

Campaign phone number: 321-423-4557

Campaign website: dianaforcouncil.com

Campaign Facebook page: Facebook.com/DianaForWestMelbourne

What are the top two to three issues in West Melbourne, and what specific actions will you take to address them if elected?

1. Infrastructure needs: Invest in, maintain and improve our infrastructure, while being mindful of residential, economic and environmental impact. These kinds of investments drive responsible growth, reduce traffic and support efficient response times for law enforcement and emergency services.

2. Fiscal responsibility: Ensure the city’s strong finances by providing budgetary oversight and being fiscally conservative with taxpayer funds, especially with the recent rising costs.

3. Outreach and communication: Create channels of communication with residents and local businesses to understand and address concerns, engage residents in civic opportunities, and work together to proactively plan for our city’s future.