Core Value: Integrity. Every Day. “How can you make a positive difference for anyone if you can’t be trusted? Mean what you say and say what you mean. As an elected official for the local board of education, I fully understand the importance of working within the trust of others for the betterment of the community.”
Jill has a long history of community volunteerism, serving on boards such as Good Neighbor Ministries, the Open Door Home, The Sexual Assault Center, Junior Service League, and PTO, as well as being an active participant in community organizations such as Leadership Rome, Rotary and Seven Hills Garden Club. In addition to being an avid community volunteer, she is serving her second term as a Rome City Schools Board of Education Member and her first term as a District Director for the Georgia School Board Association, representing 21 school systems. It has always been her passion to do for others and make a difference in the community. It’s a lesson she learned from her mother, as she taught her through example that true joy comes from doing for others. When not volunteering, Jill enjoys family time with her husband and three almost grown children, Nate, Sarah, and Jacob, and their two dogs, Millie and Vanillie Bean. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, decorating and traveling.
Her ESP Why: “I am stunned that after being a stay-at-home mom for so long, I get to be part of ESP. I can’t believe I was lucky enough to be hired in an organization that truly advocates for joyful experiences and purpose for people with disabilities and their families, changing our community for the better. It is so rewarding to know that I was able to bring a smile and brighten someone’s day.