Heidi Hill Drum has been named executive director of the Tahoe Prosperity Center.
TPC works to ensure economic vitality, environmental stability and healthy communities.
The Prosperity Center was created after the Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan was completed in 2010. The TPC has had an all-volunteer board for the past few years, with help from consultants working to develop strategies that can be implemented in the region and build the infrastructure needed to support the goals of the Plan. Now the organization is poised to take the necessary steps toward concrete action and implementation.
“I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to giving back to Tahoe through my efforts as director of the Tahoe Prosperity Center,” Hill Drum said.
Hill Drum said, “our first priority is a “Connected Tahoe” to improve the broadband infrastructure needed throughout the Basin. We will work on “getting work” for all who want to live in Tahoe by encouraging smart growth in the economic clusters identified in the Plan: health and wellness, tourism and environmental innovation. And finally, we will develop economic and environmentally friendly opportunities for those who want to invest in the region. All of this will help ensure the long-°©‐term health and vibrancy of the Lake Tahoe region.”
Hill Drum has lived in Tahoe since 1995. She initially worked at Sierra-at-Tahoe for what was supposed to be one winter. Now, almost 20 years later, ask her why she is still here and she will say “the summers make up for the winters.” Besides Sierra-at-Tahoe, she also served as communications director at the League to Save Lake Tahoe and ran her own public relations consulting business.