Many young people that grow up in a small town set their sights on college or other opportunities to experience, and never give a thought to returning to the relatively simple life of their home town. Colville native Kinsey Larsen is the rare exception. The recent WSU graduate had always planned on returning to Colville, because she wants to see the town prosper. Kinsey’s enthusiasm and passion for her community makes her an excellent addition to Tri County Economic Development District (TEDD).Larsen, a 2012 graduate from Colville High, is TEDD’s new Regional Mobility; Veterans Services Coordinator. She graduated from WSU Pullman just this spring with a degree in Business Administration, and double-majored in Business Management and Marketing. When asked about her new job, Larsen says, “A lot of people don’t know about the public transportation opportunities available in our area, part of my job will be helping to match people with the transportation that best meets their needs.” She will also be working on a Google Transit project that will let people enter where they are and where they need to go, and an itinerary will be created utilizing all of the transit options in the area.
When asked how she likes working at TEDD so far, Larsen comments that, “TEDD has a great work culture, it’s relaxed and I feel like I can take on a project that I would like to pursue.”
TEDD Executive Director Jeff Koffel says, “We’re excited to have Kinsey here and we think she’ll be a great addition to our team.”
Tri County Economic Development District was formed in 1969 and works with local businesses, communities and other organizations in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties to help develop a stable and diverse economy. For more information, please visit www.tricountyedd.com or call 509-684-4571.