The nickname General Public Jackie is rooted in my choice to actively attend Bellevue Village Board meetings since 2012; many times as the sole member of the general public gallery.
The chuckle: During the Public Comment period of the village board meetings, the chairperson would ask, "Is there anyone from the Public that would like to speak?....Jackie?" calling me by name, as I was the sole member of general public gallery. It soon became an affectionate greeting by some to say "Welcome general public Jackie"...and the moniker stuck.
My civic life is the public life of myself as a citizen concerned with the affairs of the community. I created the General Public Jackie Facebook page in October 2018 as a community support venture to connect residents & taxpayers inside Bellevue to information, while creating community connections.
Thank you for visiting!
Bellevue Village Trustee
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