President’s Message



Welcome to the Junior League of Roanoke Valley, Virginia’s 2022-2023 League year!  I am honored to serve as the 96th President of the JLRV and to join the legacy of the Presidents that have served before me.  This is not my year, but our year, and I look forward to working collaboratively with each member and each community partner to make this our greatest year yet.  The League has given me countless opportunities to learn, lead, make friends, and establish a sense of belonging.

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is a group that embodies the friendship that can be found in volunteers with a shared purpose.  We are women leaders, colleagues, support systems, and friends.

We begin our 96th year with a new mission statement.  At the 2022 Association of Junior League’s International, Inc. (AJLI) Annual Conference, 295 Junior Leagues from around the world representing over 144,000 women came together to share success, collaborate on new ideas, and vote on a new Association Mission statement that says in part that we are:

“…an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.”

This statement will guide us with the momentum from the past 95 years towards our Centennial Year, which is right on the horizon.  In just a handful of short years we will reach a century of developing women leaders, community partners, signature projects, and so much more.

I guarantee that you know a Junior Leaguer in our community.  I guarantee she is creative, resilient, dynamic, and committed to making a difference in her community.  Join her and us as we make a positive and lasting impact in the Roanoke Valley.

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Thank you and I look forward to serving as the 96th President of the Junior League of Roanoke Valley.

Jessica Beemer

President, 2022-2023