Former Boston City Council Chief of Staff, Jessica Morris Joins Benchmark Strategies
(Boston, Mass.) Benchmark Strategies is expanding its team and adding Jessica Morris to the Public Affairs team as Assistant Vice-President. Jessica brings experience in renewable energy and sustainability, intergovernmental relations, public policymaking and execution, and press and media relations.
Prior to joining Benchmark, Jessica served six years at the City of Boston as the Chief of Staff to former Boston City Councilor and Council President Pro Tempore Matt O’Malley. She oversaw and managed a team of legislative staff and neighborhood liaisons for a Council district that represents residents in five Boston neighborhoods. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica led a crisis response for the Council district with the City of Boston’s largest population of seniors and created a 100+ member volunteer call system to connect with seniors, identifying their urgent needs, such as food insecurity.
Jessica also served as the lead staff to the Council’s Committee of Environment, Resiliency, and Parks. She has a proven track record of delivering policy solutions and strategies while leading robust stakeholder engagement, including the passage of Boston’s building decarbonization policy, the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO 2.0) in Fall 2021.
Jessica is a proud graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she received a degree in Politics and Gender Studies. She currently resides in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.
The Boston-based firm offers expertise and execution for its clients, including public sector business development, state and municipal public affairs to economic development consulting.
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