District and Tribal Partners,
In an effort to further improve our customer service and commitment to the partnership planning program, the EDA Denver Regional Office has made some changes to our team that I want to share with you.
We have increased our staff who will be working on this program. By expanding our partnership planning team as you will see below, we hope to be more responsive and a stronger partner in helping you achieve your economic development goals.
Jane Reimer is our office lead for the partnership planning program. She will also continue working with the districts in Iowa and Missouri.
Jodi Duncan has recently been assigned as the Denver regional office’s acting administrative director. She will continue to work with our district partners in North Dakotaand with our tribal partners.
Jenny Benz has been a part of the Denver Regional Office team since 2010 as our regional environmental officer. Jenny has worked on a variety of diverse construction and non-construction grants ranging from multi-million dollar construction grants to technical assistance grants serving coal-reliant communities pursuing diversification strategies. Jenny brings 22 years of experience in the private and public sectors. She previously served as a NEPA project manager for a tribe, for the City of Seattle and various consultancies in the western United States. Jenny will be working with our partners inNebraska and Utah.
And we are pleased to introduce you to Stacey Webb who recently joined our team from EDA’s Atlanta Regional Office where she was the Alabama economic development representative for the last three years. Prior to that, Stacey spent 18 years as the director of planning and economic development for the South Central Alabama Development Commission where she directed the economic development and planning activities for 26 rural and urban communities. Stacey will be working with our planning partners inColorado, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming.
We will work to make this transition as easy as possible for you and your staff. I have copied Jane, Jodi, Jenny and Stacey so you have their email addresses. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you and helping you leverage and highlight the outcomes you make possible for your regions. Please contact us anytime we can be helpful.
Angela Belden Martinez
Director, Denver Regional Office
Economic Development Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce