Jamestown City Mayor Sam Teresi named long-time City resident and Jamestown Community College (JCC) Professor Martha A. Zenns to a four-year position on the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, effective January, 2014.
Ms. Zenns previously served as chairperson of the City of Jamestown Planning Commission, and, as a member of the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency. In 2012, she volunteered as part of the City of Jamestown Reapportionment Committee. In addition, Ms. Zenns has been involved with volunteer efforts on behalf of the Fenton History Center.
Ms. Zenns earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from St. Bonaventure University where she later took additional coursework through its Master of Business Administration Program. Ms. Zenns also completed a Master of Arts in Economics and Finance at the State University of Binghamton.
Beginning in 1986, Ms. Zenns has taught many different JCC courses including Macroeconomics, Marketing, Contemporary Economic Problems, Global Business and Introduction to Business and Personal Finance. During her JCC career, Ms. Zenns has been honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence; the Community Service Award Ė AIDS Community Service of Western New York; the Presidentís Award for Excellence; and the SUNY Chancellorís Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ms. Zennsí professional growth includes service as the JCC co-advisor at annual conferences held in the United States and Europe as part of the State University of New York Model European Union. Ms. Zenns has served as a Reader/Table Leader for Advanced Placement Exams in Macroeconomics for Educational Testing Services and as a member of the Macro and Micro Economics Examination Test Development Committee for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).
Ms. Zenns has taken part in educational conferences around the world such as the Far East Studies-China course through St. Bonaventure University, including two weeks of travel and study through the Beijing Institute of Technology.
Ms. Zenns lives on Willard Street with her husband Gilbert Lindahl.