BSC Director Salimah Samji interviews Implementing Public Policy (IPP) alum, Maggie Jones, to hear more about how she is utilizing what she learned in the IPP program as she works to resolve public problems.
Maggie Jones has been in public service for more than 14 years. She joined the Tarrant County, TX team in 2016 as Assistant Director of Community Development. In her current role, she works closely with local development organizations to increase the availability of quality, attainable housing, collaborates with local governments on economic development efforts, facilitates discussions around complex community challenges, assists in the oversight of federal grant programs, and promotes transportation and mobility innovation. She serves on the Board of Directors for Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) as well as the Parks and Recreation Board of Bedford, TX where she resides. Maggie completed our IPP program in December 2019 and was one of our first moderators of the IPP Community of Practice (CoP). To learn more about Maggie's IPP journey, read her BSC blog post, Finding Family through Process Improvement, as well as Practice Makes Purpose, which she wrote alongside her fellow CoP moderators.