Board Members

Our Board of Directors is a group of individuals from local businesses, government, and associations, who collaborate together to support and fulfill the mission of Nevada County Economic Resource Council and drive it to its vision. It is a well-represented and diverse group that takes the time, interest and active participation in furthering and growing the economic well-being of the County.

Executive Commitee

Lisa Swarthout
CHAIR

City of Grass Valley
Mayor
PH: 530-274-6110
Email

Jason Fouyer
CHAIR ELECT

Cranmer Engineering, Inc.
Chief Operations Officer
PH: 530-273-7284
Email

Duane Strawser
PAST CHAIR

City of Nevada City
City Council
PH: 530-263-3388
Email

Stephanie Ortiz
SECRETARY

Sierra College Nevada County Campus
Executive Dean
PH: 530-274-5301
Email

Kimberly Parker
TREASURER

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Executive Director
PH: 530-274-5301
Email

Tim Corkins
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Z.A.P. Manufacturing, Inc.
CEO
PH: 530-272-8855
Email

Heidi Hall

County of Nevada
Supervisor, District 1
PH: 530-265-1480
Email

Dale Creighton

SCO Planning & Engineering
President
PH: 530-272-5841
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Board of Directors

Heidi Hall

County of Nevada
Supervisor, District 1
PH: 530-265-1480
Email

Dan Miller
ALTERNATE

County of Nevada
Supervisor District 4
PH: 530-265-1480
Email

Mali Dyck

County of Nevada
Assistant CEO
PH: 530-265-1706
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Duane Strawser

City of Nevada City
City Council
PH: 530-263-3388
Email

Erin Minett
ALTERNATE

City of Nevada City
Vice Mayor
PH: 530-478-1816
Email

Lisa Swarthout

City of Grass Valley
City Council
PH: 530-274.4315
Email

Ben Aguilar
ALTERNATE

City of Grass Valley
City Council
PH:530-274-4317
Email

Kathy Hinman
ALTERNATE

Nevada County Association of Realtors
Association Executive
PH: 530-272-2627
Email

Tim Corkin

Z.A.P. Manufacturing, Inc.
President
PH: 530-272-8855
Email

Diana Gamzon

Nevada County Cannabis Alliance
Executive Director
PH: 530-264-7376
Email

Dale Creighton

SCO Planning & Engineering
President
PH: 530-272-5841
Email

Charlie Faber

ALTERNATE

Nevada County Contractors’ Association
C & D Contractors, Inc.
President
PH: 530-272-6938
Email

Kimberly Parker

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Executive Director
PH: 530-274-5301
Email

Jason Brown

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Dignity Health
Business Development Director
PH: 530-274-6023
Email

Eric Sams

Sams Investment Strategies
Certified Financial Planner
PH: 530-272-5100
Email

Stephanie Ortiz

Sierra College Nevada County Campus
Executive Dean
PH: 530-274-5301
Email

Jon Blinder

Nevada County Arts
Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty
PH: 530-263-5563
Email

Eliza Tudor
ALTERNATE

Nevada County Arts
Executive Director
PH: 530-278-5155
Email

Jonathan Palmer

Autometrix, Inc.
Owner/CTO
PH: 530-477-5067
Email

Mary Owens

Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies Group
Principal/President of Investments
PH: 530-272-7500
Email

Peter Ketchand
ALTERNATE

Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies Group
Financial Advisor
PH: 530-272-7500
Email

Aurora Thompson
ALTERNATE

Nevada Joint Union High School District
Director of CTE
PH: 530-273-3351
Email

Jason Fountaine

Gyro-Stabilized Systems
Managing Director
PH: 530-274-9802
Email

Craig Cruikshank

River Valley Community Bank
Vice President
PH: 530-798-2690
Email

Philip Tissier
ALTERNATE

River Valley Community Bank
Loan Officer
PH: 530-798-2685
Email

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