Jackie Wyckoff completed her CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training in 2013 and immediately took over as the “Leader” for the San Tomas West Neighborhood whose boundaries are San Tomas Expressway to San Tomas Aquino Road and Payne Avenue to Campbell Avenue. The neighborhood has approximately 1000 homes in Campbell and 1000 homes in San Jose and is one of the largest official neighborhood associations in Campbell and Santa Clara County. Shortly after joining the leadership group, Wyckoff recommended that Campbell CERT become a tax exempt organization and spearheaded the transition. Having served on boards of directors in the nonprofit sector for nearly 40 years, she was uniquely positioned to head the task force. She completed the necessary forms, created the articles of incorporation and wrote the organization bylaws. Campbell CERT attained 501(c)3 status in Sept. 2015 and Wyckoff was elected to serve as secretary on the board of directors.