Resident Spotlight

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November 2019
J. Workman Headshot

Meet Jessica Workman, a 25-year Romulus resident and a Romulus Community Schools graduate. Jessica grew up in a military family and when her dad retired from the army, her family moved back to Romulus to live closer to her grandparents. 

After graduating from Romulus High School, Jessica went on to study political science at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. When it came time to taking the next step in her life and purchase a home, Jessica knew Romulus was the city where she wanted to plant her roots.

“Affordability is an issue with people my age and that’s why many of us live with our parents or rent instead of buying a home. After looking in surrounding communities, I quickly learned that home ownership is possible for young people in Romulus and that’s a big reason why I moved back.”

During work hours, Jessica is the vice president of member experience at Advantage One Credit Union in Brownstown. In her spare time, Jessica gives back to the city of Romulus through leadership and service. Jessica sits on the Planning Commission, where she helps bring new business to the city and is a voice for current businesses. She also works with Director of Fire Services & Emergency Management Kevin Krause and Director of Public Services Bob McCraight to help local veterans with the Romulus Veterans Outreach Coalition.

Jessica embraces the slogan “Home of Opportunity” at her core and we are proud to have a passionate, young professional like her living in and giving back to our community.

“There is so much opportunity for young people like me to get involved in the community and enact real change. People in Romulus are willing to listen to the younger generation and I don’t think that’s always true in other cities.”