- Ecological Justice
Jessie has built a reputation as an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative leader and a compelling advocate for local food and independent business. She has over 30 years of restaurant experience and 10 years of community development experience. Growing up on a farm has instilled in Jessie a fierce passion for community. Jessie believes strong, sustainable communities are the direct result of citizen participation and has worked to educate our citizens on the importance of the local economy, its relation to their community, and the power they hold to change it. Jessie believes we should consider their role as citizens a priority, and participate in the democratic process. This small shift from ‘consumers’ to ‘citizens’ would radically affect the regions economic outlook and sustainability.