Jordan Katcher is a Community Development Specialist with the Utah Community Development Office and an Associate Instructor with the University of Utah’s Department of City & Metropolitan Planning. From a rural community in northwestern Pennsylvania, she deeply values community cultures, collaboration, and inclusivity. She has lived in ten states (Florida, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Virginia, New Mexico, North Dakota, West Virginia, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah), and in southern Germany. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology and English from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Community & Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. Currently, she is leading a grassroots initiative known as the Utah Rural Coordinating Council, which includes members from 30+ state and federal agencies, universities, and organizations. Together, they strive to enhance their communication with one another and better serve rural Utah.