Biography

Jackie Gary Clarke is a dedicated leader and lifelong resident in Indiantown, FL. She attended Warfield Elementary School, Indiantown Middle School, and Martin County High School. She is currently pursuing a Business Administration degree at Indian River State College. Jackie currently works for the Florida Department of Health in the Martin County as a case manager, for ADAP. Jackie was elected council member in 2018 for the Village of Indiantown Inc. Her work addresses many of the community’s highest priorities, including access to healthcare, job training, obtaining and affordable housing and developing programs to enhance the community needs.

Jackie has been passionate about serving her community in many capacities, including serving on the board of Indiantown Non-Profit, chairing the Indiantown Lion’s Club, and partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County-Indiantown, among others. In keeping with her spirit of community service, one of Jackie’s most treasured accomplishments is when she found the nonprofit Indiantown Community Outreach in 2000, to connect residents in the community to much needed valuable resources. Examples of her work with Indiantown Community Outreach include the annual Back to School Bash, annual Breast Health Walk-a-Thon fundraiser, prenatal services, outreach partnerships, domestic violence education campaigns, and community health screenings. Under Jackie’s leadership, Indiantown Community Outreach has been awarded grants from esteemed organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Honda Classic Charitable Foundation, and the Florida Department of Hope. Additionally, through Jackie’s long-standing relationships with local individuals, businesses and organizations, Indiantown Community Outreach continues to be supported by generous donations.

Jackie’s educational and diverse training accomplishments include Marketing Operations and Business Management Certificates from Indian River State College, Florida. Additionally, Jackie is a Certified Community Health Worker through the Florida Certification Board, Certified Trainer and Educator for Florida Department HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling, AIDS Drug Assistant Data Base Management Certificate.

Jackie’s extraordinary efforts continues to be recognized by her peers, community, local and state officials is a humbling experience. Jackie’s faith and love for her community is always a top priority. Jackie has many prestigious awards and recognition throughout the years for being a role model in the community. In 2003, she received the award for Outstanding Community Service by the NAACP and Leadership of Distinction by New Hope Outreach. In 2013, she was recognized by Scripps News as a Community Health Champion. In 2014 she was recognized by the Martin County School Board, Career and Technical Business Partner of the Year for her work in Health Awareness and Fitness Nutrition Education. In 2015, she was recognized by Soroptimists International of Stuart as a Woman of Distinction in the Civic/Professional category. In 2022-2018 was recognized as Home Rule Hero Award. Jackie served on the Florida Municipal Insurance Trust for over a year and the council has nominated her again for 2022. 2019, the NAACP awarded Jackie the Pioneer Award. Jackie’s community affiliations include the Black Women’s Roundtable of the Treasure Coast, Faith in Florida, Florida League City Finance, Taxation and Personnel Committee, Treasure Coast Regional League of City, Fishmen of Men Kingdom Ministry, Inc.