ABOUT

About Us

There is no one way to create a prosperous Lake Tahoe, so we’re not focused on just one solution.

The Tahoe Prosperity Center is the regional community and economic development non-profit for the Tahoe Basin. We were formed at the recommendation of the 2010 Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan, the first Basin-wide comprehensive economic development study, published in 2010.

We work regionally with local businesses, jurisdictions, non-profits, and community members to advance identified, data-driven initiatives that better the environment, community, and economy for everyone living and working in Tahoe. To make this beautiful region truly inclusive and prosperous, we are working to establish attainable workforce housing, job and training opportunities, reliable and robust internet, and a safe Basin equipped with fire safety cameras – all driven by locally focused, topical community indicators data.  We do this by leading in our communities, convening stakeholders, coordinating between neighborhoods, jurisdictions, and organizations, and facilitating collaboration so that necessary changes can happen for everyone in Lake Tahoe. To make the Basin a place where anyone can live, work, play, and thrive, we must work together as one lake and one region. We believe that community input, factual data, and best practices should inform all of our work, and we incorporate all of these pillars into our projects. We are tackling big problems that affect the entire region, and we’re honored to work with our partners to better Lake Tahoe’s communities, environment, and economy. Have questions/comments about our projects or want to get involved? Please reach out! [email protected](775) 298-0267

WHAT IS PROSPERITY?

DEFINED: The condition of being successful or thriving, especially economic well-being

OUR MISSION

Uniting Tahoe’s Communities to Strengthen Regional Prosperity

OUR VISION

A prosperous, sustainable, healthy Lake Tahoe

Board Members

Our all-volunteer board is comprised of leaders from local business, government, education, and non-profit organizations encompassing the entire Tahoe Basin.

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Frank Gerdeman

Executive Committee Member
ADVANCE Adult Education

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Bill Kelly

Executive Committee Member
Business Executive

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Rick Lind

Executive Committee Member
EN2 Resources
Sierra Ecosystems Associates

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Brian Hogan

Executive Committee Member
Regional Vice President
US Bank

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Joanne Marchetta

Executive Committee Member
Executive Director
Tahoe Regional Planning Authority

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Lew Feldman

Board Member
Partner
Feldman, Thiel LLP

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Lisa Granahan

Executive Committee Member
Economic Vitality Manager
Douglas County

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Roger Kahn

Executive Committee Member
Kahn Investment Company

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Bill Roby

Executive Committee Member
Executive Director
El Dorado Community Foundation

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Bob Stern

Executive Committee Member
Investor

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Jesse Walker

Executive Committee Member
Principal
New Economics and Advisory

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Bob Grant

Board Member
LTUSD
Career Technical Education Coordinator

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Devin Middlebrook

Board Member
South Lake Tahoe City Council Member

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Sue Novasel

Board Member
El Dorado County Supervisor

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Patrick Rhamey

Board Member
CEO
Tahoe Beach Club

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Roger Rempfer

Board Member
Chase International
Real Estate Agent

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Michelle Risdon

Board Member
LTCC
Dean – Student Affairs

Team Members

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Heidi Hill Drum

Chief Executive Officer

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Chase Janvrin

Program Manager

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Shelby Cook

Organizational Coordinator

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Erin Jones

Finance Manager

Heidi Hill Drum

Chief Executive Officer

Heidi Hill Drum has more than 25 years’ experience in public policy, communications and collaboration with government agencies, non-profit organizations, academia and business associations. Her background includes facilitating consensus-based solutions with government agencies and the public on issues ranging from California water disputes, public lands grazing, natural resources, transportation and economic planning. She has expertise implementing collaborative solutions, which make her especially suited to the role of CEO and the Tahoe Prosperity Center’s mission of uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity. She lives with her husband in Lake Tahoe. Together they have two sons and two dogs.

Chase Janvrin

Program Manager

Chase, his wife, and two daughters, moved to the region a few years ago from San Francisco, Calif., where he held finance and management positions in Banking and Real Estate Equity firms. Chase has a B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurial Strategy from the University of Montana, Missoula, and an M.B.A. from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo.

He has an extensive background in Finance and Real Estate, and a passion for combining those disciplines to help improve housing conditions in the Tahoe Basin.

Shelby Cook

Organizational Coordinator

Shelby Cook was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and moved back to the area after receiving a
B.S. in Community Development from Portland State University. She has a background in
community-based research, nonprofit work, grant writing, and civic engagement and uses these
passions to contribute to her work at the Tahoe Prosperity Center.

Erin Jones

Finance Manager

Erin was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California. Upon graduating high school, Erin moved to the Northern Nevada area, to attend University of Nevada, Reno. Erin graduated in 2009, with a Bachelors in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting. She loved the area so much that she decided to make Northern Nevada her home. Erin is the founder and managing shareholder of Belle Business Services, LLC. She is a Nevada registered Certified Public Accountant and is passionate about helping local non-profits grow and achieve financial success.