New Sensation: Jennifer Jones, Village of Oak Park, IL

Posted on May 29, 2014


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Jennifer Jones

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Village of Oak Park 

Parking Permits Supervisor 

 

(Complete these phrases) Best thing about the….

images80’s was…music , and great movies

90’s was…… video games, clothes and music

00’s was….. social media, iPhone, technology growth and political change

Last year was….. A good shift in the economy.

Today is….better than yesterday.

Tell us about three accomplishments that you are most proud of.

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  • Going back to school, while working full time and raising a family.
  • Hard work being the moral backbone of my career
  • Being promoted at 19 years old in local government to a supervisor

(Complete this sentence) I feel old when I…

…..watch my daughter grow up.

Name two or three people that would you want in your dream selfie.

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  • Emma Stone
  • Coldplay

Tell us about two mistakes that you’ve made that we can learn from.

I regret not putting myself first with my education then being able to contribute much more than I do now towards the public and local government sector.

Our annual conference will be held in October 2014. Name three topics or speakers that should be included on the conference agenda.

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  • Coaching and Counseling for Improved Performance.
  • Essential Leadership Skills in Local Government

Name three of your mentors and describe them in five words.

  • Cara Pavlicek
  • Gloria Gibson
  • James Harris

Your hometown…..Chicago

 

How can ELGL best contribute to the public sector?

When you bring together a network of minds all working in local government in the public sector ultimately it works well to bring everyone together to be on the same page with continuous growth in technology and providing great customer service.

Give us two items that are broken in local government.

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  • Internal local government communication
  • Customer service

Supplemental Reading

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.

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