Jessica Schlimme Named New Development and Marketing Administrator for Play Melbourne
The City of Melbourne is pleased to welcome Jessica Schlimme as its new Development and Marketing Administrator for Play Melbourne Parks & Recreation.
In her role at the City of Melbourne, Schlimme will oversee marketing and sponsorship development programs that help fund the annual fireworks show, improvements at city parks and recreational programs, and the city’s two golf courses, Crane Creek Reserve Golf Course and Mallards Landing Golf Course.
Schlimme has over 10 years of experience in fundraising and development. She hails from Traverse City, Michigan, where she most recently served as Division Director for the March of Dimes. Prior to her position at the March of Dimes, she worked for the National Cherry Festival, which has been voted one of the Top 10 Festivals in the United States. She oversaw its extensive volunteer program, recruiting and managing over 2,500 volunteers to put on the 8-day festival. She had great success is sponsorship and corporate membership sales for the festival, exceeding revenue goals. Voted by the Michigan Meeting and Events Magazine’s Best Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner, she has managed events and development for the Alzheimer's Association, Northern Michigan Angels, and Center for Coaching and Leadership Development.
Schlimme graduated cum laude from Central Michigan University with a bachelor of applied arts degree in recreation, parks and leisure services administration and a minor in sales and marketing.