Councilmember Jacklyn Ortiz, At-Large


Councilwoman Jackie Ortiz
Jacklyn Ortiz
27 Grassmere Park 
Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 428-7538 (Office) 

A city of Rochester native, Jackie is a graduate of Wilson Magnet High School, and she has a degree in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University.  She lives in the Charlotte Neighborhood with her fiance' Juan Luciano and their son.

 Jackie was elected to her first term as an At-Large Member on the City Council in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017.  Councilmember Ortiz is a member of the Council's Neighborhood and Business Development Committee and the Public Safety, Youth and Recreation Committee. Jackie also serves as a board member on the Rochester Land Bank

Jackie is proud to be a small business owner.  She has been an agent with State Farm since 2006, and with the support of State Farm and City Hall, she relocated her business from Greece, in the suburbs, to the city's center in January 2009.  The move to her new Alexander Street office allowed her to be more accessible to a larger community base.  Assisting with the needs of the Rochester community has always been extremely important to Jackie, and her work has allowed her to engage the community by leading first time home buyer seminars with Pathstone and Neighborworks, and she has provided seminars focused on budgeting and savings with ABC HeadstartPrior to opening her agency she spent two years with Birds Eye Foods as a Marketing Manager and three years as a Brand Manager with S.C. Johnson in Racine, WI.

As an active member of the community, Jackie is a founder of La Cumbre (, a collective that works to improve the lives of Latinos/Hispanics relating to arts and culture, economic development, education, and government.  In addition to this work, Jackie has served on the Boards of IBERO American Action League, and Borinquen Dance Theatre; as President of the executive planning team for the 2009 Puerto Rican Parade; as a charter member of Rochester's first Latino Rotary Club; and she played an integral role in IBERO's financial sustainability program.  As a result of her work through State Farm and community activism, she was named Hispanic Business Person of the Year 2009. 

Jackie believes in supporting young people and actively takes a role in trying to shape their development.  In addition to her work on the Education Committee, Jackie serves as a mentor and presenter for the Red Cross Youth Leadership Development Program.  She has participated in the Rochester Works Summer Employment Program providing high school students with real work experience and has worked with the Rochester City School District for several years through its Pencil Partnership Program