Jude was born and raised in North Adams, a small town in Western Massachusetts. She attended St. Joseph’s Elementary school and then public schools in North Adams.
Jude has four grown children; Christopher is a Cook in Connecticut, Jonathan is a Computer Software Engineer in Boston, Megan is a Senior Property Manager in Boston, and Sarah is a Waitress in Boynton Beach. She also has two grandsons; 12-year old Dillian who lives in Boston, and 6 year old Jacob who lives in Connecticut.
Jude moved to Florida in 2000, interviewed for a job at a bank, but, because of her sister who was a firefighter recommend to her a career in dispatching, she started working for the police and fire departments in Lake Worth. She liked the work itself, but found that the transition from a little town in Massachusetts to a city like Lake Worth was overwhelming and in 2001 went to work for the small City of Atlantis. Jude was promoted from the Police Department to City Hall and then only about 6 weeks later, she stepped in as City Clerk. Jude went through the Clerk’s Academy and attended classes that covered topics like government, budgets, taking minutes, supervised elections, management, parliamentary law and the Sunshine Laws, and in February 2012, she became a Certified Municipal Clerk. Right now, she is working toward becoming a Master Municipal Clerk.
Jude is excited to be part of the team here at Jupiter Inlet Colony. She is also looking forward to working with The Mayor, Commissioners, and staff members, and is very much looking forward to getting to know all of the residents--interacting with them, answering their questions, and helping them. Jude is a Florida Public Notary and is able to provide Notary Services to our town residents.