Jason Ashmore

Mayor, City of Sesser

Mayor of the City of Sesser in rural Southern Illinois since 2013. Jason is also a full-time Business Representative and Secretary Treasurer with the Teamsters Local 50 Union. He has a passion for life-long learning and continues to take education, training programs and seminars to increase his knowledge so he can become a better leader and mentor for the youth of his community. He 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 his Associate’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelors in Science in Business Management. He is currently working on his second bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development. He has taken on the role of economic developer, marketing manager among other unofficial titles for the City of Sesser. He has taken on official roles as President of the Southern Illinois Mayors’ Association, Commissioner with the Greater Egypt Planning Commission, Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board, and NLC Leadership Fellows Federal Committee and former Delta Regional Authority Delta Leadership Network Co-Chairman for Illinois. He is a member of various organizations including National League of Cities, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, Illinois Tax Increment Association and Government Finance Officers Association

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