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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary
Skilled Village Manager offers 34 years of progressive experience in high-performing municipal governments. Seeks a position in city government offering new growth opportunities and professional challenges.
CHAIRMAN Veterans Memorial Committee *CHAIRMAN Fair Housing Committee *CHAIRMAN Personnel Policy Committee *CHAIRMAN E9-1-1 Board *AUTHORIZED AGENT Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund *COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVE National Organization on Disability *EDITOR South Chicago Heights Newsletter *MEMBER So Suburban Mayors & Managers Association *MEMBER SSMMA Management & Finance Committee *MEMBER 90th Anniversary Book Committee *MEMBER Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce *MEMBER Illinois Government Finance Officers Assoc *MEMBER International Personnel Management Assoc *MEMBER Illinois Municipal Treasurers Association *MEMBER So Chicago Heights Safety Committee *MEMBER Employee Assistance Program Committee *MEMBER Calumet Corridor Planning Council *MEMBER Green Communities Steering Committee *MEMBER So Suburban Chicago Brownfields Coalition *MEMBER Thorn Creek Watershed Planning Committee *MEMBER American Society for Public Administration Objective To further professional education in Public Administration
  • Community relations
  • Outstanding community leader
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Budgeting
  • Human Resources



Work History
Village Administrator, 1990 to Current
Benchmark Senior LivingEdgehill - Stamford, ,
  • Responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of all village departments; hiring, discipline, and discharge of employees as directed by the Village President and the Village Board of Trustees.
  • Major accomplishments include: increased training and education of village personnel, the creation of a village newsletter, building a veterans memorial, the creation of a new TIF district, and implementing new services (yardwaste recycling program; recycling center for aluminum, paper, glass, and plastic; courtesy car program; a spring clean-up program; and expanded senior and youth activities).

Office Manager, 1989 to 1990
Lifestance HealthOrlando, ,
  • Responsible for management of the village hall staff, village hall activities, human resource management, and risk management.
  • Increased productivity of office business, improved professionalism and courtesy to customer service.
  • Accomplished a difficult transition between two different administrations, training new staff, and managing new village hall services.
  • Responded to all inquiries from the general public in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Initiated the planning and construction of a $three million new Public Safety Building.

Data Processing Manager, 1985 to 1989
Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, ,
  • Responsible for management of the data processing staff and operations concerning the village's mainframe computer system.
  • Major accomplishments included converting to an in-house operating system and becoming certified in an IBM System/36 Operations course.
  • Assisted the Village Treasurer with general ledger, payroll, and accounts payable.

Water Billing Clerk/Deputy Clerk, 1983 to 1985
  • Responsible for water billing, record keeping, customer assistance, answering phones, and general office duties.
  • Assisted the Village Clerk with voter registration, absentee voting, business licenses, liquor licenses, vehicle registrations, agendas, ordinances, resolutions, and minutes.
  • Responded to all inquiries from the general public in a prompt and professional manner.

Adjunct Professor, 2009 to 2011
  • Responsible for teaching Public Administration at the Oak Forest Cohort.
  • Responsible for teaching on-line courses.

Master of Public Administration: Public Administration, Expected in 2003 to GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY - University Park, IL
  • 4.0 GPA
  • President of Master of Public Administration Club
  • Recipient of Lowell Culver Fellowship

Bachelor of Music: , Expected in 1978 to DEPAUL UNIVERSITY - Chicago, IL
  • 3.4 GPA
  • Recipient of Illinois State Scholarship

Performed in the DePaul Guitar Ensemble *Performed recitals *Taught private lessons: , Expected in to - ,

Associate Arts: , Expected in 1975 to PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE - Chicago Heights, IL
Arts Performed in the Prairie State College Choir *Performed recitals
Additional Information
  • Awards received Illinois State Scholarship (1971) Lowell Culver Fellowship (Winter 2002) Dean's Tuition Waiver (Summer 2002, Fall 2002) ASPA Conference Grant (2003) High Honors Graduate Student (2001, 2002, 2003) Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (2002) Student Life Service Award (2003)

Planned and constructed an $80,000.00 Veterans Memorial.

Planned and constructed a Picnic Pavilion with CDBG funds.

Planned and constructed a new Public Safety Building.

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Job Titles Held:

  • Village Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Water Billing Clerk/Deputy Clerk
  • Adjunct Professor


  • Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Performed in the DePaul Guitar Ensemble *Performed recitals *Taught private lessons
  • Associate Arts

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