Jackie Girard, Housing & Urban Development
Jackie Girard is the State Director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Montana Field Office. Ms. Girard is responsible for overseeing the field office coordination of outreach activities and program delivery to HUD customers, partners, and communities throughout the State of Montana. Through local community collaborations, Jackie leads HUD’s efforts to support underserved communities, those who are homeless and houseless, access to affordable rentals, homeownership opportunities, housing quality, fair housing and disaster recovery. She joined HUD on March 16th, 2020.
Prior to her work with HUD, Ms. Girard served as the Montana State Director of the federal agency AmeriCorps for over 14 years. She collaborated statewide with local communities on building capacity, developing leadership and strategic planning to resolve issues with affordable housing, independent living, healthcare, education, economic development and disaster preparedness. She developed Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and VISTA national service projects and provided programmatic and fiscal oversight of large federal grant portfolios for Montana, Washington and Alaska.
Jackie is a certified federal Grants Manager, earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Montana State University, and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member early in her career. Jackie is married to husband Mike with two fabulous kids, and looking forward to getting kids through college.