Born and raised in Prescott, IA and attending Corning High School in Corning, IA. After graduating from Corning High School in 2009, Jena continued her education at Iowa Western Community College and obtained an Associative of Arts degree majoring in Human Services. Once Jena graduated from Iowa Western, she moved back to the area setteling in Cumberland. From 2013- 2021 Jena worked for Griswold Community Schools as support staff. In April of 2021 Jena left the Education proffesion to begin training as the Cumberland City Clerk.
The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council. The City Clerk prepares the City Council agendas, attends Council meetings, and records all proceedings. Records of all ordinances, resolutions, bond proceedings, and other public measures are maintained in the office of the City Clerk. The City Clerk writes and signs checks and calculates and prints the water bills, she also maintains the City’s financial records and prepares the budget under the supervision of the Mayor and City Council.