Participatory Budgeting program welcomes Jacques Imperial

Participatory Budgeting Program Administrator Jacques Imperial shown during a recent visit to the Ayutthaya Kingdom in Thailand (she loves to travel).

Local Services’ goal of empowering residents to determine how money is spent in their neighborhoods just got a valuable addition.

Recently, we welcomed Jacques Imperial as the Participatory Budgeting program’s new Administrator. In her new position, Jacques will help Program Manager Gloria Briggs, who is currently seeking applicants to serve on the program’s Steering Committee for 2023-24.

She brings a wealth of public service, starting her professional career as a congressional intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. After moving back to her home state of Washington, she worked for nearly 10 years in a congressional office where she primarily focused on outreach efforts with community members regarding legislation, advocacy, projects, and events. Most recently, she was a legislative aide for King County Council.

“My passion for public service stems from helping those whose voices are often unheard and ensuring that when communities seek government assistance, they get the best customer service possible,” Jacques says. “I am excited to be a part of the Local Services team that shares these same values.”

In her spare time, Jacques loves to travel the world, play outdoors, volunteer with Seattle Humane and Church of Pug, and she says that she never misses a Seahawks game: “Go Hawks!”

Please join Local Services in welcoming Jacques to the Participatory Budgeting family!