Asked what change she would bring, Darland replied, “I think it would be unifying the team (in the recorder’s office). I think it would be putting in the time.”
She has volunteered and served on several local nonprofit boards, including The Child Abuse Council, Ballet Quad Cities, Quad City Arts, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Scott County American Cancer Society and the Junior League of the Quad Cities, to name a few.
“I come from a marketing, event planning, fundraising background and networking background,” Darland said. “In other words, I built great teams to produce great products. … I think those skill sets of bringing a great team together and play off people’s strengths I could take to the recorder’s office.”
“I think sometimes it goes down to term limits, almost,” Darland said. “Sixteen years (it’s actually 19) that’s a lot of time in one office. … It’s just time for a change.”
Darland, who began her career in broadcast television in Cedar Rapids and spent several years in advertising, currently works as the development director for Gilda’s Club Quad Cities.