20 Under 40: Jillian Fisher
Photo by Nathan Ham
Jillian is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure the achievement of the United Way’s education and health impact goals.
In addition to multiple volunteer roles throughout the community, Jillian is the Shawnee County lead for the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and oversees the Neighborhood Opportunity for Wellness Initiative (NOW).
Why did you choose Topeka as the place to build your career?It's my hometown and my family is the most important thing in my life. I chose to build my life and career here because I take pride in our rich history and I want to be a part of the larger plan to build a brighter future for my young nieces and nephews and my future children.
Where do you see Topeka in 10 years?Topeka has a rich history and is full of hardworking, creative and diverse people who value community. I truly believe no matter what obstacles lie ahead socially, politically, or economically, Topeka will still be a place I'm proud to call my home.