Mcleod-Skinner is a supporter of refugee resettlement and advocate for building welcoming communities. Jamie McLeod-Skinner is a small business owner and Regional Emergency Coordinator. Raised by a hardworking single mother, Jamie knows how tough it is to make ends meet and is focused her career on rebuilding communities and rebuilding natural resources. Jamie began her public service managing the repairs of schools and hospitals in Bosnia and Kosovo before returning to the U.S. to manage refugee resettlement programs, work in city and regional planning, and serve on a city council. She has led organizational change, mediated community disputes, helped develop affordable housing, and managed teams through crises. In 2021, Jamie led wildfire recovery efforts as the City of Talent’s Interim City Manager, bringing in millions of dollars in aid and emergency housing.