Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Results-focused professional with strength in conflict resolution, problem solving and consensus building. Proficient in leveraging community planning and relationships with decision makers to shape policy, legislation, and funding for regional transportation, land use, and economic development. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Proactive leader with vision, integrity and tenacity looking for increased responsibility and challenge with a new role that improves quality of life and promotes a sustainable environment.

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Community Planning
  • Public Service and Policy
  • Negotiation
  • Diplomacy
  • Program Development
  • Training and Education
  • Problem Solving
  • Consensus Building
08/2015 to Current
Planning Commissioner Taylorsville City City, STATE,
  • Advising the city council on matters related to zoning, land use, utilities, government facilities, transportation and housing.
  • Collaborating with city administration to support education and training of all planning commissioners. As chairperson, I implemented a book club for our commission and hosted commissions from other cities.
  • Improving relationships by building cooperation with decision makers.
  • Facilitating productive dialogue related to housing, transportation and environmental quality with city, county and state elected officials and civic organizations.
  • Consistently attending workshops, seminars and conferences related to community planning efforts on a local, regional and state level.
05/2019 to 11/2020
Candidate, Utah House District 39 Elect Lynette Wendel City, STATE,
  • Recruited, trained and managed nearly 200 volunteers and successfully made personal contact with more than 10,000 voters.
  • Built and maintained productive relationships to exceed fundraising goal by 15%.
  • Analyzed and interpreted policies, legislation and public issues on behalf of voters in my district.
  • Created a campaign centered on integrity and exclusively positive messaging. Was the only challenger in 10 election cycles to gain 13 percentage points on this 18-year incumbent.
  • Ran a solutions based campaign that focused on challenging stereotypes and building a broad base of support. Proved the success of grassroots campaigning, networking and effective listening and conflict resolution skills.
  • Earned the trust of voters, political colleagues (regardless of political party) and civic leaders.
  • Responded and pivoted to the daily needs of my community by organizing community service projects in response to COVID-19, reaching over 6,000 people.
06/2010 to 06/2016
Training Coordinator/Mediator Utah Dispute Resolution City, STATE,
  • Resolved conflict serving as a neutral, third party professional facilitating productive dialogue between two or more parties in disagreement.
  • Established an environment where everyone involved could feel they are being heard and their needs addressed.
  • Utilized proven methods of dispute resolution by fostering understanding of the opposing party's perspective and building consensus, cooperatively reaching a solution acceptable to both sides.
  • Developed and implemented a community awareness program to promote low- and no-cost mediation services to police departments and social programs in Salt Lake County.
  • Researched and incorporated new training methods, tools and resources to offer updated, quality training content.
  • Mentored mediation trainees in the workshops and practicum program.
  • Created and instructed interpersonal communication and conflict resolution seminars for private groups and organizations.
Education and Training
Expected in 11 1989
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
Activities and Honors

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