Lifelong Dublin resident Chris Amorose-Groomes said she loves her city and is running for a seat on Dublin City Council to make sure its good qualities are maintained.

Lifelong Dublin resident Chris Amorose-Groomes said she loves her city and is running for a seat on Dublin City Council to make sure its good qualities are maintained.

Amorose-Groomes, an eight-year Planning and Zoning Commission member, is running for one of three at-large Dublin City Council seats in the Nov. 3 general election, facing incumbents Rick Gerber and Michael Keenan, and challengers Christina Alutto, Kevin Cooper and Kevin Patrick Walter. Longtime City Councilwoman Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher chose not to seek re-election. Absentee voting begins Oct. 6.

Amorose-Groomes, 44, owns a small horticultural consulting firm and spends a lot of time volunteering.

"My parents taught me that public service is an obligation we have as members of a community," she said.

Amorose-Groomes has coached basketball at Dublin Coffman High School and for Dublin Youth Athletics, and has been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, Young Life, the Memorial Tournament, and Dublin Kiwanis club's Frog Jump and Easter Egg hunt.

A run for council is a definite for Amorose-Groomes to try to ensure quality in Dublin, she said.

"I want to help ensure that development happens in a fiscally responsible manner, and with the highest standards of quality," Amorose-Groomes said.

"I want all important issues contemplated by our government to be fully vetted in public, through meaningful open dialog."

If elected, Amorose-Groomes said she wants to bring about term limits for council, "so that we will always have an influx of new ideas and fresh perspectives from the intelligent and diverse group of citizens that call Dublin home."

Amorose-Groomes said she has roots in the community.

"I attended the Dublin school system K-12, and my two children are following in my footsteps," she said. "I love my community and have a passion to continue serving my fellow residents."

Time on the City Planning and Zoning Commission has given Amorose-Groomes some experience and she said she'll welcome transparency and public debate if elected.

"Dublin's major source of revenue is directly related to how we use our land," she said.

"It is vital that we use it to generate the funds we need to serve our residents at the high level of excellence they expect. Misusing our land puts our community funding out of balance, inevitably resulting in either reduced services or higher taxes. That's a poor choice, and one I will work hard to ensure our residents don't have to make."

Amorose-Groomes lives in Muirfield Village with her husband, Kevin, and children Tyler and Tucker.