Meet our new Community Builder, Jessie Renslow!
(Pictured here with her family)
Jessie is coordinating the surveys we will take to poll our community to discover which grants/ programs might best suit the needs of Miller. When asked, "What do you see as the greatest assets of the Miller neighborhood of Gary?" Jessie responded by saying, "Miller has always had a great, eclectic community vibe to it. It isn’t prefabricated, or cookie-cutter, this effects everything from the people to the architecture. This diversity is an asset because it requires residents to cooperate and collaborate daily, which lends well to facilitating community building as a ton of the intrapersonal foundation has already been laid. Miller also has a wonderful host of natural resources. Being so close to the dunes, the landscape is extreme and beautiful at the same time."
Jessie grew up in Miller and attended Nobel Elementary school. She is a 5th generation Gary resident, but she moved a lot as a kid, so she was able to get a good sampling of NWI's different neighborhoods. Her BA is in Japanese language/ culture and telecommunications production from Ball State University. Her M.Ed. is from California State University with an option in educational technology and leadership/ new media design and production. After fifteen years away from Gary-Miller, she has just moved back and is very happy to be able to help with the revitalization efforts in her home community. Click here for more info on both of NWI's community builders.
To join the Miller Spotlight efforts, or get polled for your opinion, please email Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org .