New Disaster Recovery Director
“It feels like a calling. It feels like a homecoming. It’s mending my broken heart. It’s just like this is where I’m meant to be.”
Katie Simmons, newly-appointed Disaster Recovery Director for Paradise, is back on the Ridge and ready to help lead the town through the next stages of rebuilding and growth. Simmons first met the Paradise community twelve years ago in 2008, when she was hired as the executive director of the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Since then, she’s served as the President and CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce and chair of the urgent response task force at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
“With economic development, community awareness, and construction,” she said, “I think I really have a lot to bring to Paradise.”
Read more about her experience and plans for Paradise in this interview from the Paradise Post.