VARD Board Announces Resignation of Executive Director
Valley Advocates for Responsible Development (VARD) Announces Resignation of Executive Director Stacey Frisk
(Driggs. ID)— Valley Advocates for Responsible Development (VARD) has accepted the resignation of its Executive Director Stacey Frisk as she moves to Logan, UT to be with her husband. After taking the helm of the organization three years ago, Stacey’s passion for conservation, economic development, and fiscal responsibility has helped VARD grow into a strong 500 plus member, pro-planning resource and advocacy organization in Teton Valley.
Under Stacey’s leadership, VARD volunteers and staff have advocated for fair and transparent governance and land-use planning by attending meetings and serving on planning committees for Teton County and the cities of Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia. As part of VARD’s Reshaping Development Patterns Project, the organization also served as a resource during Teton County’s planning and writing of its award-winning Comprehensive Plan that was unanimously endorsed and passed by the Teton County Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of County Commissioners. VARD also helped Teton County leaders and planners develop a re-platting ordinance, which offers incentives for the redesign of distressed subdivisions to reduce fiscal and environmental impacts within the county. To date, this ordinance has helped the county vacate over 3,000 acres, helping to lesson the existing over-supply of vacant, platted lots and obsolete subdivisions that drain resources in Teton County.
While the VARD Staff and Board of Directors are disappointed to see Stacey leave her job and move away from the area, they are excited for her potential possibilities as leader in conservation and nonprofit management, as well as her next phase in life as a newly-wed.
VARD is currently looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic leader to carry the organization into the future. For a complete Executive Director job description, please visit VARD’s web site at https://tetonvalleyadvocates.org/job-openings/.
Valley Advocates for Responsible Development (VARD) is a nonprofit, membership organization working to preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas, and foster vibrant downtown communities. Our mission is to advocate for private, public and civic actions that will result in the responsible development and sustainable use of the natural resources (water, land, wildlife, and air) in Teton Valley, Idaho.