Recently recognized by the Longview Chamber of Commerce as an Emerging Leader Award Recipient, Jennifer Ware leads the way with her extensive involvement in both city and civic organizations throughout Longview.
Mrs. Ware serves as chairman of the City of Longview Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board and volunteers with Longview Teen Court. The Teen Court program benefits area youth by providing alternative sentencing of minor juvenile offenses, allowing our youth to take responsibility for their actions and helping to reduce juvenile crime in our community. Mrs. Ware is a graduate of both Leadership Longview and Leadership Texas.
As a board member for the East Texas Literacy Council, Mrs.Ware was involved in the BEE for Literacy fundraiser held this past Wednesday, June 5. All proceeds benefit the learning programs of the literacy council. She is also a board member and vice president of the newly formed Longview Dog Park organization and is currently involved in helping plan the upcoming Howl-o-Ween fundraising event to be held in mid-October. The event promises to be a fun-filled day for both the pet and their owner and all proceeds benefit the dog park. Mrs. Ware is a member of the Junior League of Longview (JLL) and served as assistant chair for the annual Monster Dash event. The JLL is committed to serving those in need, making a difference in the lives of women and children in our community. Mrs. Ware is also a committee volunteer with East Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for their annual fundraiser Blue Jeans and Ball Gowns. Adult volunteers with CASA are trained to be an advocate in the court system for abused and neglected children.
“I think it’s very important to contribute to the world around me and never stop questioning what more I can do to make it better,” Mrs. Ware said.
Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Mrs. Ware has been a Longview resident for six years. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Centenary College of Louisiana, also in Shreveport, and her master of public policy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ware is employed as a marketing and public relations specialist with Good Shepherd Medical Center. She and her husband, Vince, have been married for five years and are the parents of John Blocker, 18 months.
“Longview is such a close-knit and friendly community. We have really enjoyed making it our home these past few years and making great, new friends,” Mrs. Ware said. “And I’m so thankful for my family, whose love, support, and encouragement make life fun and worthwhile.”