Housing Supply Board
The Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Supply Board is an advisory board that counsels the Jackson/Teton County Affordable Housing Department Director on matters related to workforce housing supply in Teton County and the Town of Jackson. Ideal board candidates will have expertise in some or all of the following: site design, building design, housing finance, construction management, preservation/conservation, communications, land acquisition/sale, Federal/State housing programs, and livable communities.
Description of Duties: The board is intended to function in a highly collaborative and hands on manner, engaging in traditional and progressive approaches to housing supply. Examples of projects or tasks tackled by this board include: developing Requests for Proposals to develop workforce housing, creating capital programs, and vetting potential capital projects.
Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 7:30am to 9:00am at 320 S. King Street. Board members may participate remotely, as needed.
Length of term: 3-years, staggered
Number of members: 7
Term: Expires December 2021
Matt has lived in Jackson for 14 years. He is in the Real Estate & Development business and currently volunteers for PAWS, Breakfast Rotary, former START Board, and Ducks Unlimited. Matt became a Jackson Teton County Housing Authority Board member to help effect change as the community is dealing with a large housing issue. Being in the real estate and development business gives him a good understanding of the regulations and helps him understand the challenges workforce and affordable housing faces as he deals with it on a daily basis. Matt enjoys living in Jackson because of the National Forests, Parks, community, philanthropy, culture, and the accessibility and ethos of the business leaders.
Term: Expires December 2020
Laurie has led the Jackson Hole Land Trust as President since 2005. During her time as President, she has successfully completed numerous land protection projects, placing nearly 6,000 acres in permanent protection to date. She has spearheaded two 5-Year Strategic Plans which currently guide the direction of the Land Trust, and expanded the reach of the Land Trust further into the Greater Yellowstone Area with the launch of the Wind River Program in 2007. Looking ahead, she continues to focus on land conservation in the priority areas of the Greater Yellowstone, and the integral role the Land Trust plays in the health of this ecosystem.
Prior to joining the Land Trust, Laurie held fundraising and program director roles at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for seven years. As Southern Yellowstone Program Director, Laurie launched complex land projects and completed numerous land deals with federal, state, non-profit, and private stakeholders, monitoring many easements on foot and horseback with local landowners. As Director of Philanthropy for the Washington state office of TNC, Laurie raised over $12 million annually from individuals, foundations and corporations. Laurie’s previous work history includes experience in corporate, major gifts, and special event fundraising at Saint John’s Hospital and Health Center Foundation in Santa Monica, California. She holds a B.S. degree from Pepperdine University. An avid trail runner, skier, and angler, she enjoys exploring destinations near and far with her husband Perk Perkins and their four dogs. Laurie grew up on a peach orchard in northern California. Her passion for land conservation in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone is in part fueled by the memory of the open spaces and rolling agricultural landscapes of her childhood that are now gone forever.
Laura is the Director of Business Development at NV5, a leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions for civil infrastructure. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she has spent the last 20 years advocating for design code changes and engineering solutions for complex master-planned communities and revitalization of mixed-use districts. Laura is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, past branch president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s National Technical Committee for the ENVISION rating system, and a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board.