With Meet LGMSD, we take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the folks that make us who we are—the Board, the Committees, the volunteers, and the staff. Each week, we plan to introduce you to one of the many individuals who contribute so much to La Grande Main Street, ultimately making La Grande a vibrant, stable, beautiful place to gather, shop, eat, work, live, and play.
Today we are featuring Suzannah Moore Hemann, the Treasurer of our Board of Directors.
Suzannah was born and raised in La Grande and graduated from Eastern Oregon University with graduate and undergraduate degrees. She has previously served on La Grande Main Street’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2019, organizing the Eastern Oregon Beer Festival for a portion of that time, and was the executive director of the Union County Chamber of Commerce from 2019 to 2021. Suzannah is currently the Assistant Director of Scholarships and Stewardship at Eastern Oregon University.
Suzannah’s experience encompasses administration, accounting, community and economic development, and nonprofit leadership. She also has a background in organizational development, lean/six sigma strategies, and event planning. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, cycling, sunning, home renovation projects, cooking, hiking, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family.
Additionally, in her role with Eastern Oregon University, Suzannah is very passionate and committed to focusing on the town-gown connection, bridging gaps and building relationships between Downtown and Eastern Oregon University, thus ensuring every possibility of leveraging this connection to the benefit of everyone.
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