Jamie McLeod Biography



Jamie McLeod's 20 years of community service has ranged from coaching girls' soccer to mediating community disputes to repairing schools in war-torn Bosnia. Jamie has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Her professional experience includes city planning, engineering and organizational development.

A strong advocate for women, children and families, Jamie has worked for many years with refugee and immigrant communities. As Director of the International Rescue Committee in San Jose, she focused on economic development issues, including self-sufficiency, affordable housing, healthcare and education. Her work to promote organizational development includes co-authoring a financial management manual for community-based organizations.

Jamie has helped build bridges between neighbors and families as a volunteer for Santa Clara County Dispute Resolution Program. Jamie is an active member of the San Jose Friends (Quaker) Meeting and served as Co-Clerk from 2003-2004. A leader in her community, Jamie organized her diverse Santa Clara neighborhood to successfully appeal a project that would have resulted in excessive traffic, and would have made the area unsafe for families with children.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning. She currently works in local government as an Associate Planner and is involved in the Water Resources Protection Collaborative.

Jamie is an avid soccer player and worked as a regular volunteer for the Cyberrays. Jamie regularly hosts visiting swimmers for the Santa Clara International Swim meet.

Jamie McLeod hopes to earn your vote for Santa Clara City Council.

Memberships
American Planning Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
League of Women Voters
Santa Clara County Democratic Club
African Refugee Women Rebuilders
International Rescue Committee Advisory Board

Awards
Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission Special Merit Award
Outstanding Young Women of America


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