May 9, 2017

LOR Foundation Names Jeremy Grimm as Sandpoint, ID Program Officer

JACKSON, WY  The LOR Foundation is pleased to announce that that Jeremy Grimm will join the Foundation as a program officer in Sandpoint, Idaho. A widely respected member of the Sandpoint community, Jeremy will play an important role in leading the Foundation’s community-driven grantmaking in Northern Idaho. Jeremy will work closely with community residents, leaders, and businesses to develop solutions to the challenges facing the region. Jeremy will be based in the Sandpoint area, and begins Wednesday, May 10.

“Jeremy brings more than a decade of experience working to tackle complex issues in Northern Idaho and has a wealth of knowledge on important issues in the Sandpoint area – from local land use policy and economic development initiatives to community engagement and transportation,” said Ben Alexander, chief program officer at LOR. “We are delighted to have him join our team.”

For the past twenty years, Jeremy has worked in the private and public sectors to lead city planning and development initiatives in small towns across the Intermountain West. For nearly a decade, he served as the planning and community development director for the City of Sandpoint where he worked to spur economic development and job growth by securing public grants and capital improvement programs. Most recently, he worked as the director of communications and public relations for Kochava, Inc., a Sandpoint-based tech company. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine.

“I’ve devoted my career to public service to help small towns implement smart policies and make investment choices that improve local livability and opportunity,” said Grimm. “I am excited to work with outstanding local people and organizations here in the Sandpoint area and continue my service to the community with the LOR Foundation.”

About the LOR Foundation
The LOR Foundation is dedicated to enhancing livability and quality of life in the Intermountain West through community-driven conservation. The Foundation partners with rural communities in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, and Wyoming to protect the character of their towns and the landscapes that surrounds them. For more information, please visit