Jarred Heuer works at the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation as an Economic Development Specialist. He is originally from West Nyack, New York, but traveled to Eastern University, outside of Philadelphia, to obtain his BA in Economic Development.
While in Philadelphia, Jarred operated a food pantry that served his impoverished community who were struggling with food insecurity. Throughout their six years in Philadelphia, the pantry grew to become a major resource for their neighbors, distributing over 11,000 pounds of food annually.
In early 2019, Jarred moved to Venango County with his wife, Courtney. One of his favorite things to do in the area includes exploring small towns along the river and trails. This branches off from his other hobbies of playing golf, staying active, and steadily keeping up with the New York Mets.
“Western PA is very different from where I grew up, so it’s been a cultural experience learning the lifestyle,” he said. Although Jarred works in Clarion County, he is able to work closely with many organizations in Venango County and advocate for the NWPA region.
“Clarion and Venango are cut from the same cloth, so living and working in the two counties has aided me in understanding the way of life in rural Pennsylvania,” he added.
Jarred is excited to put down roots for his growing family while also being able to serve the community personally and professionally.