Leadership

Staff

CDA 2030 funds two positions, a full-time executive director and part-time project coordinator position to help the organization meet its goals. These positions coordinate and support the work of the Board of Directors through facilitation, grant writing, reporting, data collection, project management, event planning, community presentations, and volunteer coordination.

JJ O'Dell

JJ O'Dell

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Executive Director
JJ’s interest in serving the community runs deep, with over a decade of experience as Executive Director of a Veteran-focused nonprofit. He is excited to bring all his experience and skills in nonprofit management to benefit CDA 2030 and our community.
JJ graduated from the University of Idaho in Advertising. The marketing skills he developed transition well into nonprofit work. He enjoys using communication and creativity to build connections, increase awareness, and develop engagement within the community.
As a lifelong Idahoan, JJ appreciates all the beauty the state has to offer. He enjoys camping and spending time with his wife and two boys. In his free time, you will find him playing basketball and coaching youth baseball and basketball teams.
Lindsey Beacham

Lindsey Beacham

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Project Coordinator

Lindsey Beacham’s interest in community development started while taking freshman-level architecture classes at the University of Idaho. Her interest increased while living in the Portland, Oregon community of St. Johns. She found it fascinating how the community retained a small-town feel, similar to her hometown in central Idaho, while nestled in a large metro area.

Working for major corporations and small businesses in graphic and web design has given Lindsey the knowledge to assist CDA 2030 in crafting communications for partners and the community. She enjoys the opportunity to contribute creative suggestions to further the development of actions.

Beacham and her two kids regularly bike commute to work and school. When she and her husband are not fixing up their forever home, they can be found in the mountains or on a lake with their kids.

Volunteer Board of Directors

The CDA 2030 Board of Directors is charged with guiding and supporting the CDA 2030 vision by raising awareness of the Implementation Plan and ensuring the sustainability of the nonprofit organization by broadly engaging the community. Each year dedicated community leaders are selected to serve on the Board of Directors, chosen from businesses, government agencies, education, and civic and community-based organizations to represent the broad interests and talents of the community.

Vacancies on the board are filled by the Nominations Committee which consists of five to seven board members and at least two non-board community members. They also nominate officers and members of the Executive Committee each year.

I’m excited to be on the CDA 2030 board because I believe Coeur d’Alene can continue to develop conscientiously with affordable housing, healthcare, childcare & education for all, and increased public awareness of the issues that face our water resources.

Marie Schmidt, University of Idaho Water Resource Center Outreach Coordinator

Maren Maier

Maren Maier

Board Chair

STCU,
Community Development Officer

Sarah McCracken

Sarah McCracken

Vice Chair

Blue Door Realty, Realtor

Derek Miller

Derek Miller

Past Chair

Marie Nail

Marie Nail

Sustainability Chair

Windemere Real Estate, Realtor

Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis

Implementation Chair

STRATA,
Coeur d’Alene Business Manager

Heidi Cochran

Secretary

Cochran Advisors, COO

Daniell Alworth

Treasurer

Magnuson, McHugh & Co.,
Public Accountant

Hilary Anderson

Hilary Anderson

City of Coeur d’Alene, Community Planning Director

Mike Baker

Heritage Health,
Chief Executive Officer

Keri Cederquist

Keri Cederquist

United Way of North Idaho, Director of Community Impact

Steve Kjergaard

Coeur d’Alene Airport,
Airport Director

J.R. Norvell

J.R. Norvell

T-O Engineers,
Regional Manager

Laura Rumpler

Laura Rumpler

North Idaho College,
Chief Comm. and Gov. Relations Officer

Marie Schmidt

Marie Schmidt

University of Idaho,
Water Resource Center Outreach Coord.

Loren Whitten-Kaboth

Loren Whitten-Kaboth

Coeur d’Alene Economic Development Corporation,
Investor Relations/Special Projects

Sarah Garcia

Sarah Garcia

ignite cda,
Board Commissioner

Scott Maben

Scott Maben

Coeur d’Alene Schools, Director of Communications

Amy Evans

Amy Evans

Idaho Youth Ranch, Development Director &
City of Coeur d’Alene,
Council Member

Committee Members

Implementation Committee

Merle Van Houten – Van Houten Consulting & Design LLC, P.E., LEED A.P., Owner
Mary Vehr – United States Air Force, Retired Colonel
Ben Weymouth – East Side Highway District, Director of Highways


Marketing Committee

Kyle Rutly – Wake Media, Owner
Daniel Finley
– Citadel Services, Media Buyer
Kristin Kilmer – Cascade Creative Studios, Producer