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Jon Barrett - Executive Director for IRP

Jon grew up in Colville, Washington.  His career in community and economic development began soon after graduating from Washington State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture.  He has worked on staff and in a consulting capacity with numerous rural Idaho and Washington communities. From 1997-2006 he was the co-executive director of a statewide nonprofit organization.  He started his own consulting business in 2007 to provide services to government agencies, tribes, and nonprofit organizations.

Jon is a graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture and has also completed advanced training in mediation, fundraising and other topics.  He has expertise in project management, group facilitation and multi-interest collaboration, organizational development and strategic planning, community design, policy development, and grantwriting.  In 2004 the Idaho Planning Association recognized Jon as Idaho Planner of the Year. 

Jon enjoys Idaho’s rural communities, mountains, trails, and trout streams.