Billi Jo Zielinski
Board-elected (current term ends 2014)
Originally from Moorhead, Minnesota, Billi Jo Zielinski was nominated to the National Peace Corps Association’s Board of Directors by the Minnesota Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, a group Billi Jo is currently a member of.
In the past Billi Jo has worked as the Chief Operating Officer at Minnesota Community Measurement in Minneapolis, MN. She also served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Human Services in St. Paul, MN. Some of Billi Jo’s other previous employment includes work as Deputy Director of Federal Affairs, State of Minnesota; Office of Governor, Tim Pawlenty, Washington, DC; Legislative Assistant, Minnesota Congressman Jim Ramstad, Washington, DC; Committee Administrator, Minnesota House of Representatives, St. Paul, MN; Project Coordinator, Project Tomorrow, Fargo, ND; and Executive Vice President, Steel Structures Equipment Company, Fargo, ND.
Currently, Billi Jo is working on the Steering Committee for the Tri-College National Education for Women Leadership Development Institute and serving as a Board Member for Friends of the Library in Moorhead, MN.
Prior to her election to the NPCA Board of Directors Billi Jo served as a Board Member for the following groups: Thurgood Marshall Child Development Center, Barracks Row Main Street, Fargo-Moorhead All-America City Award, Historic Fargo Theatre, and American Association of University Women of Fargo-Moorhead. She has also served as President of the League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley Planning Committee at the Fargo Public Library and as a Delegate for the American Council for Young Political Leaders (Egypt).
I am delighted to be nominated for election to the NPCA Board of Directors. Serving with other esteemed RPCVs toward the achievement of our collective goals, is a humbling and exciting opportunity. Specifically, I believe I can contribute to: 1) membership development, 2) technological advancement, 3) advocacy for Peace Corps, and 4) fiscal health for our ever-evolving organization. I am a natural relationship builder, mission-driven and most grateful to be considered for this important role to work with you all for our global future.