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Diversity Month Highlight: Councilwoman Jessica Rothchild

Diversity Month Highlight: Councilwoman Jessica Rothchild

Diversity Month Highlight: Councilwoman Jessica Rothchild

Throughout the month of April for Diversity Month, we will be highlighting some amazing individuals in our community that are spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion causes and initiatives, as well as business leaders and owners with diverse backgrounds. Next, we spoke to Councilwoman Jessica Rothchild of the Scranton City Council.

Learn more about Councilwoman Rothchild in the Q&A below!

Q: I am inspired to be a leader in our community because…

A: I am inspired by the voiceless, by the kindness of our community, by other LGBTQ leaders and trailblazers, and by knowing the potential of our city and wanting to help move it forward.
 
Q: I am most excited to accomplish what through my diversity, equity, and inclusion community work…
A: Serve as a voice and leader for the community, diversify city hall, and show appreciation for the diversity of the people we serve, help others feel comfortable and welcomed, add or update policies that will positively impact LGBTQ people and other disparaged groups.
 
Q: Three words to describe yourself…
A: Diligent, Persistent, Unafraid
 
Q: My greatest achievement to date is…
A: Being elected to Scranton City Council
 
Q: Five years from now, I will be…
A: Continuing to make a difference in whatever way I can best serve my community.
 
Q: Best advice you’ve received…
A: ...to do the right thing, even if it is not the popular choice.
 
Q: Favorite activity in NEPA…
A: Skiing in the winter & hiking with our dogs.
 

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