Making Jackson a Better Place to Live and Work
"This community needs affordable housing to retain the best and the brightest teachers, medical professionals, librarians, and resource managers."
Like many in Jackson, I was a part-time resident in Jackson Hole for more than 30 years before officially moving here in 2017. I strongly believe that people should give back to their community. After moving here full time, I decided that affordable housing was the most pressing problem, and I hoped my financial background could be useful in finding solutions.
Given my analytical nature, I called my friends, Bruce Hawtin and Arne Jorgensen, who were knowledgeable about the housing issue. After doing some research, I became convinced that the Housing Trust was where I could have the most impact. I have been thrilled with my decision because not only is the staff talented and professional, but the Housing Trust is truly using innovative ways to make sure Jackson remains the community we all love.
The affordable housing problem in Jackson is complex. It involves money, politics, local and county government, and even the federal government (the Forest Service and National Park are also part of the solution). This community needs affordable housing to retain the best and the brightest teachers, medical professionals, librarians, and resource managers.
The Housing Trust made headway last year with the completion of the Redmond Street Rentals, but there is still more we have to do! I can think of no better way to have an impact than supporting the efforts of the Housing Trust.