Jackie BoorJackie Boor

Jackie Boor is known for her exceptional range of skills, sensitivity, and experience in working with diverse populations. As an accomplished facilitator, mediator, author, and civic engagement specialist, she has applied her innovative perspectives in work with businesses, not-for-profit organizations, a variety of city, county, and state agencies, and, numerous business development associations.

Mediator, Facilitator and Trainer

One of ten hand-picked facilitators for the State of California’s Human Resources Modernization Project; lead mediator on various initiatives with the City and County of Sacramento; with colleague Jeanette Sartain, developed PeaceMoves: Working with Conflict, an innovative program of trainings in dispute resolution and communication which includes an interactive workshop on conflict for re-entry prison inmates; former Senior Program Manager and Lead Mediator for the Sacramento Mediation Center’s Multiple Party Dispute Resolution Program, specializing in conflict resolution and interest-based problem solving related to issues of crime, blight, nuisance, and land use (1999-2007); facilitated the Cathedral Square Program for the Homeless and formation of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association; and a community partnership trainer for the Regional Community Policing Institute – Sacramento (1996-2003).

Writer and Debate Coach

Freelance writer published in numerous publications, trade journals, and newspapers; brochures, press releases, resumes, biographies, business proposals, newsletters, annual reports, manuals, grant proposals and screenplays (1980 to present); Class A intercollegiate forensic speech and debate coach/judge for Los Rios Community College District (1990-95); edited The Smallest Things Make the Biggest Difference by Ray Haring, Ph.D. and We the People: a Story of Internment by Mary Tsukamoto; freelance writer for Valley Community Newspapers, Inc. (2004-09); and co-author of Inside the President’s Helicopter: Reflections of the White House Senior Pilot (Cable Publishing, 2011, and the widely acclaimed LOGAN: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman (Cable Publishing, 2014).

Organization and Community Development

A Sacramento resident since 1975, represented Sacramento County District II on the Sacramento Transportation and Air Quality Collaborative, a multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to addressing long-term issues and policies related to air quality, transportation, land use and social equity, and was instrumental in creating citizen engagement component (2001-05); founding member of Sacramento ENRICHES, a children’s health and safety initiative, and wrote grants, developed promotional strategies and facilitated numerous group activities including a year-long Learning Circle Project funded by the Sierra Health Foundation focused on cultivating social capital (1998-2005); neighborhood organizer and special projects consultant for SAFE STREETS, a nonprofit community empowerment and grassroots mobilization organization (1994-98).

Awards and Honors

  • A Sacramento Area Council of Governments Citizen of the Year, 2005
  • SAFE STREETS 1995 Sacramento Hero of the Year
  • Ehrenreich Film Seminars Screen Writing Contest, First Place, 1995
  • Writer’s Block North Screenwriting Contest, First Place, 1995
  • Governor’s Cup National Invitational Best Ballot Award, 1991
  • 2007 Sacramento International Music and Film Festival, 2nd Place Short Feature
  • Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship Top Ten Percent Finalist, 2008
  • Washington, DC Shorts International Film Festival Screenwriting Finalist, 2010
  • Numerous Community Service Recognitions from, for instance:
    • California State Assemblymember, Darrell Steinberg
    • California State Assemblymember, Dave Jones
    • California State Senator Deborah Ortiz
    • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
    • KVIE Channel 6
    • Florin Road Partnership and Foundation
    • Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
    • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
    • Sacramento County Probation Department
    • Sacramento ENRICHES

Education and Affiliations

  • Southern Oregon College, 1969-70
  • Humboldt State University, 1970-73
  • US Dept of Justice Community Harmony Training, 1996
  • Basic Skills Mediation, 1999
  • Integrative Mediation Skills Training, 2000
  • Victim and Offender Mediation, 2001
  • Facilitating Large Groups in Conflict, 2005
  • Sacramento ENRICHES Board of Directors, 1995-2005
  • KVIE Channel 6 Community Advisory Board, 2001-2005
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, since 2003
  • Military Writers Society of America, since 2010
  • Florin Road Foundation Board of Directors, 1999-2004
  • Juvenile Restorative Justice Planning Committee, 1998-2002
  • Sacramento County Probation Neighborhood Accountability Board, 1998-2002
  • Sheriff’s Citizens’ Advisory Board, 1998-2000
  • Patterson Way Neighborhood Association Chair, 1976-2000
    (lead nationally known neighborhood public nuisance lawsuit, 1991-1993)
  • Eileen Dutra Neighborhood Watch Chair, 2008-present

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