Published on: Thursday, April 9, 2020 News

The City of Takoma Park Welcomes New Deputy City Manager, Jessica Clarke!


A huge welcome to Jessica Clarke, City of Takoma Park’s New Deputy City Manager.

Although it’s a challenging time to start a new position, Jessica has already jumped in feet first using her expertise to assist with the FY21 Proposed Budget.

Prior to joining the Takoma Park team, Jessica worked for the City of Baltimore, Maryland in various roles.  Jessica started with the Baltimore Finance Department’s Bureau of the Budget and Management Research (BBMR) as a Budget and Management Analyst and Director of Community Engagement.  Jessica then moved to the Department of Housing and Community Development to serve as Division Manager of Demolition, Deconstruction, and Stabilization Operations (where she was responsible for managing an annual capital budget of $15 million).

Jessica received a BA in Political Science from Williams College and an MPP from Georgetown University. Between earning these degrees, she was a Peace Corps Agroforestry volunteer in northern Cameroon.  She is a member of the International City-County Manager’s Association (ICMA) and Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

Please join us in welcoming Jessica to the City of Takoma Park!