Rochester Local

Jessica Schmitt

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Jessica has lived in Rochester since 2000 with her husband, Mike, and their two children –Benjamin (2005) and Lucy (2010). After spending time living abroad in southern England and experiencing a truly walkable/bikeable city life, she became frustrated with the car-centric design of Rochester’s streets. Since then she has become very active with volunteer groups in the community. She can often be found commuting around town coaxing her oldest child to confidently ride on the streets of Rochester and with her youngest strapped to the front of her beloved orange commuter bicycle. When not biking or advocating for biking, Jessica enjoys giving back to the community in many ways. She teaches a digital photography community education course called Momarazzi Photography and recently had a leadership role in a community impact project with her Leadership Greater Rochester class to install free mini libraries in the yards of 40 Rochester homes. She works full time at Mayo Clinic as a Program Manager in Education. You can follow her thoughts on all things #rochmn and #bikerochmn on Twitter and Instagram.

When Your Child’s Hero Falls from Grace

Jessica Schmitt
I had to tell my son that one of his heroes did something reprehensible and that many people are asking him to quit his job because of it....

So You wanna Get Involved In Your Community?

Jessica Schmitt
I have had many people ask me how or why I became involved in the community and it invariably leads to a second question of how they can become involved....