The nickname General Public Jackie emerged from my choice to attend Bellevue Village Board meetings as an interested citizen for 10 years (2012 - 2022).
THE CHUCKLE: During the Public Comment period of the meetings, the chairperson would ask, Is there anyone from the public that would like to speak?...Jackie? calling me by name, as many times I was the sole member of the general public gallery. It became an affectionate greeting by some to say Welcome general public Jackie, and the moniker stuck.
Since 2018, my focus has been on connecting residents to information, creating community connections, and spotlighting municipal topics.
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