NDACo Staff

NDACo Staff at the "Bismarck Alley Art" project, 5th Street downtown Bismarck, summer 2017.
ND Counties mural by Paul Noot.
In the profiles below, each staff member shows their connection to one or more North Dakota Counties. Get to know us!

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Lisa Jahner
Assistant Director - Research & Programs
Lisa was born and raised in Morton County - Flasher, to be exact, but that doesn't mean she's flashy. So naturally, Lisa is in charge of the flashy stuff like policy research and administering programs, especially those with grants and contracts. She's also responsible for the oversight of North Dakota's juvenile justice programming, and the Association's implementation contract with the state. You know...more of the flashy stuff.