Jerry Miller is an Economic Development Specialist with the Idaho Department of Commerce. He has 29 years of experience in fields of community and economic development. Jerry started his career working as a planner and grants administrator for the Region IV Development Association and the Ida-Ore Planning and Development Association before joining the Idaho Department of Commerce in 1995. His responsibilities at the Department include director of the Northwest Community Development Institute, manager of the Idaho Gem Grant and Idaho Main Street Programs and administration of the Rural Idaho Economic Development Professionals program. Jerry is best known for the Idaho Department of Commerce’s “Show Me the Money” newsletter and his service on the Idaho Rural Partnership’s Community Review Steering Committee. In his spare time Jerry serves on the board of the Community Development Council a national organization devoted to the practice of community development and is the board secretary for the Idaho Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) an organization serving the families and coworkers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.