McLeod-Skinner in the News
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County asks state for money to cover fire survivors’ rebuilding fees
McLeod-Skinner said she has faith that state legislators who represent the Rogue Valley will advocate for the cities and the county.
Building is booming in Talent
The interim Talent City Manager, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, says many people are hoping to re-build in Talent – but it’s going to take time and patience.
“We do the initial processing and then they go to other agencies, so like the building permits, we look at the planning issues and then the county will look at building issues and also do the inspections,” said McLeod-Skinner.
City of Talent considers changing baseball fields into housing
Interim Talent City Manager, Jamie McLeod-Skinner, says the main reason why she fast-tracked the executive order is to give displaced families a space of their own, since they’ve been without a home for so long.
“A third of our families are even more desperate than they were after the fire, because they’re seeing the clock tick and we don’t have home for them to return to,” McLeod-Skinner said. KOBI 5: February 21, 2021
Talent City Council hires interim bilingual city recorder to translate city meetings
“City hall cannot function unless we serve our community and our residents, we recognize we have a wonderfully diverse community here in Talent, we have a lot of folks who are more comfortable speaking Spanish either as a first language or just comfortable with the language,” McLeod-Skinner said. “A part of us doing our job and making sure we are connecting with the community is making sure that we able to engage and communicate effectively.” KTVL: January 13, 2021
Talent names McLeod-Skinner interim city manager
Jamie McLeod-Skinner, who was city manager in Phoenix during 2016 and 2017 and later ran for the 2nd District congressional seat and secretary of state, has been chosen by Talent City Council to become Talent’s interim city manager. Mail Tribune: December 31, 2020