Mayor, The City of Sesser
Jason Ashmore is the current Mayor of the City of Sesser in rural Southern Illinois. He has been Mayor since 2013. Jason is also a full-time Business Representative with the Teamsters Union. He has a passion for life-long learning and continues to take education, training programs and seminars to increase my knowledge so he can become a better leader and mentor for the youth of my community. Jason recently completed the Delta Regional Authority’s Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Program, and University of Southern California-Sol Price School of Public Policy Executive Education Forum for Policy. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelors in Science in Business Management. Jason has taken on the role of economic developer, marketing manager among other unofficial titles for the City of Sesser. He has also taken on official roles as Treasurer of the Southern Illinois Mayors’ Association, Treasurer of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Illinois Community Foundation, Commissioner with the Greater Egypt Planning Commission, National League of Cities’ (NLC) Community and Economic Development Federal Committee and NLC Leadership Fellows Federal Committee and Delta Regional Authority Delta Leadership Network Co-Chairman for Illinois and have become a member of various organizations including City Club of Chicago, National League of Cities, Illinois Government of Finance Officers, Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants and Illinois City/County Management Association.