Jessica Schneider was elected last November for a four-year term as the Clover Hill District's representative on the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors.
You can read her official county bio here.
Enjoy getting to know Jessica a little better in this Q&A with Chesterfield's Department of Constituent and Media Services:
I worked in the deli at the Piggly Wiggly the summer I turned 15.
We love going downtown for First Fridays in the Arts District. Cooking for others brings me joy, mowing the lawn and gardening is relaxing, and snuggling with the dogs is always a perfect pick me up.
As a former chef, it’s difficult to limit to one thing, but a well-made pot roast with all the fixins is like a hug from my grandmother … comfort food.
Keep in mind that everyone you encounter is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so strive to be kind, compassionate and be a good listener.
“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
I love to install tile … it’s meditative to me.
Having survived some very difficult, life-changing experiences early on in my life, I feel a karmic obligation to pay it forward and do what I can to help others going through difficult things.
Finding ways of increasing connectivity and accessibility for residents. Incentivizing builders to include a percentage of affordable/starter homes within community plans to make development more inclusive. I also want to bring back the curbside recycling program if possible.
The overall wellbeing of my constituents is of utmost priority, so if their lives have been improved by policies and initiatives that we are able to implement, then that is a success in my book.