Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Village Manager successful at promoting city interests, improving operations and maximizing the effectiveness of different departments in small cities. Well-versed in current trends, strategies and technological options. Looking for a long-term position focused on making a clear and lasting impact on operations and the community.

  • Budgeting
  • Financial Management
  • Business administration
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Negotiation
  • Business planning
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Leadership
  • MS Office
  • Customer Service
  • BS&A Software
Work History
Bellevue Village Manager/Clerk/Zoning Admin., 05/2020 to Current
Country FinancialMeridian, ID,
  • Developed and administered project budgets.
  • Appointed and managed department heads to maintain smooth operations between different functional areas.
  • Kept municipal operations in compliance with all city ordinances, state requirements and federal laws.
  • Pursued learning opportunities and maintained current understanding of trends and technological advances in municipal management.
  • Represented city and interests with community organizations, government agencies and general public.
  • Researched issues, wrote reports and presented findings to city council.
  • Created annual budget and submitted it to village council for review and approval.
  • Interviewed and hired strong candidates for team openings, using newspapers, job boards and social media to find applicants.
  • Created and implemented aggressive action plan to address pressing cost control needs.
  • Developed and implemented high-quality work environment as measured through employee satisfaction ratings.
  • Managed purchasing, sales, marketing and customer account operations efficiently.
  • Reduced financial inconsistencies while assessing and verifying billing invoices and expense reports.
  • Maintained Notary Public Commission.
  • Developed a new website and manages all updates.
City Letter Carrier Technician, 06/2016 to 05/2020
United States Postal ServiceCity, STATE,
  • Plan and case mail in sequence of delivery for designated route.
  • Collect mail from letter boxes on specific route both on foot and by vehicle Pleasantly greet and engage customers, assisting with any mail-related issues.
  • Maintain accurate records of attempted and missed deliveries as required by post office.
  • Used portable devices to maintain system records by scanning items delivered to homes and businesses.
  • Worked closely with other employees in mail office and handles various administrative tasks Inspects truck equipment and supplies and reports problems and safety hazards to supervisors following each shift.
  • Worked closely with employees and management to resolve delivery and safety issues.
  • As Branch #262 Union Steward Developed storage system and maintains Safety Data Sheets updates for all hazardous chemicals used by all employees.
Business Owner, 06/2011 to 12/2017
Self - Battle Creek Cereal Killers LLCCity, STATE,
  • Put together realistic budgets based upon costs and fees for successfully operating business.
  • Devised and deployed sales and marketing tactics to drive strategic growth and support achievement of revenue goals.
  • Capitalized on social media platforms to increase market awareness and created ticket sales.
  • Maintained updated knowledge of regulatory changes to adjust business operations accordingly.
  • Optimized team hiring, training and performance.
  • Conducted target market research to scope out industry competition and identify advantageous trends.
Insurance Agent, 10/1998 to 05/2016
Allstate Corp & State Farm InsuranceCity, STATE,
  • Developed and maintained long-term relationships with policyholders and small business entities.
  • Enhanced insurance agency reputation by accommodating new and different requests and by exploring opportunities to add value.
  • Determined financial needs by assessing existing coverage and aligning new products and services with long-term goals.
  • Cultivated new business by offering presentations on financial well- being to individuals and groups on term and whole life insurance Displayed consistent, positive attitude towards customers, peers and other personnel, even during high-stress situations.
  • Licensed in Life, Health, Fire and Casualty, and Variable Annuities Notary Public .
: Business Administration, Expected in
Baker College - Online,
Associate of Arts: Photography, Expected in 05/2009
Lansing Community College - Lansing, MI
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1992
Bellevue High School - Bellevue, MI
Additional Information

Brad Lyons

Senior Engineering Manager

Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc.

7888 Childsdale Ave. NE Rockford, MI 49341


Brad was with the engineering firm that the Village used. I have been working closely with him on a $5 million plus Wastewater Treatment Plant project within the village.

Timothy Griffin

Chief of Police

Village of Bellevue

201 N. Main St. 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor


Timothy is a direct report that I work with to maintain the safety and appearance of the village.

David Burkett

Department of Public Works Superintendent (Retired)

Village of Bellevue

115 W. Capital Ave. 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor


David was a direct report that I work with to help maintain all of the utility, maintenance and roadways of the village.

Morgan Feldpausch

Resource Recovery Coordinator

Eaton County

1045 Independence Blvd. Charlotte, MI 48813

(517)543-7500 Ext. 4109

I currently work with Morgan on the Southwest Eaton County Recycling Program.

Michelle Pennington

Assistant Village Manager/Treasurer

Village of Bellevue

201 N. Main St. 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor


Michelle is a direct report that assists me in all Village of Bellevue operations.

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School Attended

  • Baker College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Bellevue High School

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  • Bellevue Village Manager/Clerk/Zoning Admin.
  • City Letter Carrier Technician
  • Business Owner
  • Insurance Agent


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