Editor's note: This Q&A is part of a series highlighting Woodbury mayoral candidates. Read the other Q&As here

Cristy Vandeberg

  • Age: 43
  • Occupation: Project manager
  • Education: Trades education
  • Family: Two daughters
  • Civic Involvement: Active in my faith community


Why should residents vote for you?

I'm a strong, confident and successful woman in a male-dominated industry. I'm a project manager and small-business owner. I have the tact, determination and knowhow to get business done. I'm merely a citizen who feels a calling to serve in a capacity where positive changes for this community can be made.

What's the biggest issue facing Woodbury?

Opportunities for women. The primary goal of government is to serve the people, manage the resources and plan for growth. When I am elected, my top priorities will include creating opportunities for students, women and veterans through skilled trades and work to improve the lives of those in our community who need the most help, so our entire community will benefit.

What could current city leadership be doing better?

Be smarter with spending and stick to the budget.