As a product of a military home, Stephanie Gatewood was raised all over the country in various cities, an experience she says helped her to appreciate and enjoy diversity.
She is employed full-time with Shelby County Schools in the position of Family and Community Engagement Specialist.
Her last elected position was serving on the Shelby County School Board. She was elected for 2 terms on the School Board, serving as Vice President in 2009. She served on both the Memphis City School Board, and the 23 member Shelby County School Board
Stephanie is the mother of two – Coree Gatewood (LaKebra) and Brooke Gatewood. She is the proud grandmother of CJ and Alyssa.
“I believe people in all of our neighborhoods should feel safe, comfortable, healthy, and productive.
My pledge to the voters is to work for the following:
A successful future for Shelby County depends on the County’s ability to lower the rate of crime collaborating with Memphis on such things as Blue Crush, community policing, and technology.
Crime reduction will require short and long term solutions.
Shelby County must maintain a full complement of enforcing deputies and firemen who receive adequate compensation and benefits.
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Every neighborhood should be stable with affordable housing and a blight free environment. Homeowners, renters and businesses should be directly involved in making this happen.
All citizens should have convenient access to primary health facilities.
Children 0-4 should have adequate care for both mind & body.
Citizens should have access to safe, clean neighborhood parks and community centers.
Sanitation and environmental services should have the same priority in all neighborhoods.
I believe that our citizens must be the center of any of Shelby County’s plans, programs or projects. ”
Education, business incentives & new businesses must be targeted to creating, attracting & keeping jobs paying a living wage. And, incentives must be targeted towards 21st Century jobs and technology.
Government Accountability and Transparency
Government must be transparent & accountable to citizens while creating a more efficient County by investing in growth in priority neighborhoods.
Shelby County must develop, approve and implement a comprehensive plan to guide it over the next 20 years.
“People must be part of the process.”
“Shelby County can succeed if its citizens succeed. The County Commission should legislate and advocate for actions that will optimize citizen success.”
3681 Cherry Rd.
Memphis, TN 38118
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Campaign Treasurer: Chris Liggins
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