Jill Beam is a native Texan who grew up in Oak Cliff and graduated from DW Carter HS.
After graduating high school, Jill attended Dallas Baptist College, majoring in Physical Education and Recreation. Jill also has a degree in Gerontology from the University of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jill began employment with the City of Dallas in 1972. She has held many positions and has recently retired after 28 years of service as the Athletic and Reservations Manager. While working for the City of Dallas, Jill served as the City Manager's Customer Service Trainer and taught over 13,000 employees for many years, the importance of customer service. Jill received many awards while employed with the City of Dallas to include the Director's Trophy, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Customer Service Award.
Jill is a member of several professional organizations to include Texas Recreation and Park Society, National Recreation and Park Association, Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute, and the American Association of American Women. Jill has been a presenter at many national conferences and really enjoys public speaking. She won the Recreation Professional of the year statewide in 2016. She is well known in the Park and Recreation Profession.
Jill continues to speak publicly for book clubs, Lion's Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Women's organizations and church organizations.
Jill has rewired herself and is currently employed with the City of Rowlett, as the programmer of Senior Services.
Jill also taught school for the DISD, where she taught tap and jazz dance at the Elementary Arts Magnet School, Sidney Lanier.
Jill is a certified Jazzercise Instructor and has been instructing classes since 1980. She was the trainer for Jazzercise 1997 through 2008. Jill also teaches Junior Jazzercise to children, K-5, four times a week.
Jill taps weekly with Class Act Tap Company. They are well known for taping all over the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Jill enjoys playing her flute in the Mesquite Symphonic Band. She also enjoys playing golf with her husband. Jill resides in Forney, TX and is married to Ken Beam, who also recently retired from the City of Dallas Park Department. She has two step children and three step grandchildren.
Jill also enjoys teaching Sunday School to kindergartners at First Baptist Church of Forney.