Central Services Director, Washington County, WI
What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?
Concession Stand Worker- Pool
What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?
UW-La Crosse, Northern Illinois University BA, MPA
What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?
Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?
Don’t Let Perfect Be The Enemy of Good & “Shake it Off”
What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
The Leadership Challenge – Yes
Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?
WCMA, ICMA, WPRA
What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?
If you’re not working, go work for free or volunteer in an area of interest.
What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).
Have your mom call me or call too frequently about the opportunity
Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?
Opportunities to make a BIG difference
Meet Jamie in person on September 14! Register for #ELGLInspire at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. This event is free for students!
I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.