Tess Reasor is a passionate advocate for the people of North Idaho, having been born and raised in the region, to a family with local roots going back six generations. She is deeply connected to her community and has dedicated her career to serving its needs. Currently, Tess holds a pivotal role at Connect Kootenai, a nonprofit organization that focuses on addressing the community's wants and needs across various areas including Housing & Growth, Health & Safety, Education & Employment, Jobs & Economy, Environment & Recreation, and Community & Identity of Kootenai County.
Tess's commitment to the community extends beyond her work at Connect Kootenai. She serves on several boards, including the Region One Behavioral Health Board, where she plays an integral role as the co-chair of the Region 1 Adult Behavioral Health Subcommittee. Additionally, she actively participates in the Region 1 Housing Subcommittee, the Idaho Association of Addiction Professionals, the Idaho Homeless Coalition, and most recently, she initiated the establishment of 208 Recovery North, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing recovery support to individuals dealing with mental health and substance use disorders.
With a previous background in hospitality, Tess brings a unique perspective to her community work. Having faced challenges within the industry firsthand, she understands the complexities and hurdles that individuals in the field encounter. This experience fuels her passion for making a positive impact on the lives of those who serve in various sectors.
Tess Reasor's unwavering dedication and love for her community drive her to create meaningful change. Her collaborative approach, extensive involvement in the community, and commitment to providing recovery support make her a valued asset in addressing the multifaceted needs of Kootenai County.