Works in the field to represent the Foundation throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County; supports all of the Foundation’s work at the local community level.
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Katie Jameson came to the Foundation in 2018 from the South Central Oregon Economic Development District in Klamath Falls where she supported the Rural Klamath Connects Network, a regional collaborative of five small, rural communities along the Oregon/California border. She worked to strengthen relationships and build partnerships with community members, organizations and local stakeholders. She assisted community volunteer teams with organizing, fundraising and project planning for community economic development, downtown revitalization and tourism initiatives.
Previously Katie worked in local government, higher education, outdoor recreation and with small agricultural businesses. She served as an AmeriCorps volunteer twice: with the community garden non-profit organization Grow Food, Grow Hope in Wilmington, Ohio and in the Klamath Basin as a Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) member through the University of Oregon.
As a field coordinator for The Ford Family Foundation, she works to build trusting relationships with community stakeholders to support long-term, sustainable action. She helps connect communities to resources from the Foundation and other sources.
Katie has a heart for rural and a passion for small-scale sustainable agriculture. She likes being on the water, enjoying the outdoors and new places, and is a huge music lover.
Originally from the Midwest, Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wilmington College, Ohio and master’s certificate in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) from the University of Cincinnati.