Jackie joined MAP in December of 2020 to assist rural communities in South Dakota. Jackie began her municipal government career in 2004 as the Finance Officer for the City of Clark. There she managed a $2+ million budget for water, wastewater and general government and oversaw several departments. Over her 16 years as finance officer, she worked on several construction projects overseeing the funding applications for USDA Rural Development, state SRF program, SD DENR Consolidated and CDBG loans and grants, monitored the construction and continued with the follow-up financial reporting.
As Finance Officer, she was responsible for budgeting, fund accounting, payroll, zoning, HR, code enforcement, council meetings, training and the city acquisition of the local golf club. She designed the city’s operations manual and the city’s website. Jackie is proficient in Banyon Data Systems (municipal fund accounting, payroll and utility billing software), QuickBooks and Microsoft Word and Excel. She was president of the Northeast Area Finance Officer Group for 4 years and mentored several finance officers in that area. Jackie has a background in technical writing where she produced hardcopy and online training and operation documents for a major insurance company.
Jackie received her Municipal Clerk Certification from the University of South Dakota in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing and International Business from Mankato State University in Mankato, MN.