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Lead by example, Serve by example
One of my greatest gifts is my ability to listen, to be empathetic and to offer my attention. This is one way I lead myself and others, and this is how I can make a difference for the people of Decatur.
People need to know that what they want matters, that their voices are being heard, that they are being considered when all decisions are being made for the city they live in.
As a member of city council I will work to improve the quality of life for our citizens. I want to help create a city where everyone feels welcomed and valued. I will continue to invest and support in our residents and especially the youth of our city who are the future. Together we can build a community where people want to remain and thrive!
Together we can be well,
Share with me your concerns and your desires for our city. I am here to represent you!
I am seeking the City Council District 1 seat in the upcoming local elections. I am a native of Adams County, graduate of Adams Central and the daughter of Charlie and Carol Bowers of Monroe. I have 2 children, Bristow (16) and Lux (14). For the last 8 years, I have owned and operated Decatur Downdog Yoga studio in downtown Decatur where we offer donation based yoga classes. I have given many hours teaching yoga and mindfulness to local organizations and schools.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences. I have worked locally at Adams Hospital in several different roles throughout my 24 year nursing career and now currently work as a home health care nurse for Parkview. I received a health coaching certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am also a certified yoga therapeutic specialist through Yoga Medicine and continue seeking further education to share with others.
I am an advocate for health, wellness and empowerment of all individuals in making informed choices for themselves.
I have helped with many events in Decatur over the years and have been a member of the Main Street Committee and Chamber of Commerce. I have contributed to the success of the Adams County Highland games as an initial organizer, a yearly competitor and am a 2 time champion. I have mentored yoga instructors through the Africa Yoga Project and created a registered yoga teacher training where I certified 14 Adams County locals to become instructors in our community. I currently offer online yoga courses and classes through my business, Jenny Be Well.
I spent nearly 10 years living in Las Vegas when I was married and because of that experience, I place high value on small town life for raising families, creating a sense of belonging and a strong community. I use the yoga studio and my coaching business to invest in the physical and mental health of others.
I respect and value the work city officials have done. We have seen many positive changes over the last decade that give us pride as community members. If elected to City Council, I hope to continue efforts to invest in our local residents and businesses to create a thriving, connected community.
I will work with local community leaders and residents on our common goals and for the betterment of all to build a safe, economically stable community where we can all thrive. I am honored and grateful to be of service to our community.
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Jenny Bowers Shultz
Decatur Downdog Yoga
Jenny Be Well