Jill Sanford 

Communications Director

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Phone: 530.582.4800
As Sierra Business Council’s Director of Communications, Jill is a media and messaging catch-all, taking point on the organization’s network development, marketing efforts, fundraising campaigns, branding, and storytelling. She works closely with SBC’s government affairs, energy and community planning, workforce housing, and economic empowerment teams, supporting program goals and bringing a strategic lens to day-to-day implementation tasks.  


Jill is a third-generation Sierra Nevada resident, having grown up in Placerville and now based in Truckee. She is an advocate for the Sierra Nevada’s small towns, granite slopes, rugged forests, and open spaces. Prior to joining SBC, Jill worked as a nationally published reporter for the outdoor industry and digital communications consultant. She holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA). 

When she is away from the computer, Jill is either outside, with her dog June and a fly rod in hand, or inside, throwing clay or tinkering around the art studio. 

 

Blogs by Jill Sanford

Tahoe Pitch Camp is Back!

Six local entrepreneurs will present their pitches at the 2022 pitch showcase on November 14 at 6pm in the Truckee Town Council Chambers for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience of community members.

SBC Awarded $5 Million to Convene Eastern Sierra CERF

State leaders announced Sierra Business Council as the Fiscal Agent and Regional Convener for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Eastern Sierra Region, which includes Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Alpine, Inyo, and Mono counties.

Good Jobs Challenge

Sierra Business Council Named Among 8 Grant Partners on $21.5 Million Good Jobs Challenge Award to Advance Forestry Careers