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The Main Street Grandview Association works to stimulate economic growth and revitalization, enhance beautification, nurture historic preservation, grow a place where community connection happens and ensure the vitality of downtown Grandview.
The Grandview Main Street Association works to stimulate economic growth and revitalization, enhance beautification, nurture historic preservation, grow a place where community connection happens and ensure the vitality of downtown Grandview.
Main Street Grandview is creating jobs by restoring buildings in historic context and bringing new businesses to Downtown. We have created, managed and produced a quality environment for people who live, work and visit Downtown through our community-driven Main Street program.
Board Of Directors
Promotion Committee Chair
Laura Flores attended the University of Washington and has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Project Management, Process Improvement and Development, and Training and Development. She has served in community efforts through advisory boards at Perry Technical Institute, board member of Yakima SHRM, Chair of the Giving Tree coordinating holiday gifts for local foster children and families facing domestic violence, and board member of the PTA for Smith Elementary School. She has lived in the Grandview community for over 18 years and has two children in the local school district. Laura is passionate about making a positive impact to those in her community and inspiring others to do the same.
Grace Lieberman is a business development strategist and social entrepreneur with a passion for the arts. She is a graduate of the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and spent 17+ years as a sales and marketing executive with organizations like Discovery Networks, Viacom, and NBCUniversal. Grace is founder of the fgcollective, a fine art and creative solutions studio committed to social impact and previously co-founded Philarthropic, a fine art advisory committed to social action in Barcelona, Spain and served as director at Francine Turk Studio, a fine art studio. Grace grew up in Grandview but spent the majority of her professional career in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Barcelona, Spain before moving back to Washington State to be near family. She recently returned to Southern California with her husband and two teen daughters.
Rickey C. Kimbrough
Board Secretary, Promotion Committee
Rickey C. Kimbrough, born 1948; graduated Grandview High School 1966; BA Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 1970; JD Lewis & Clark Law School 1973; 70-year resident of Grandview, Washington; practicing attorney at law 1973 to the present with practice currently limited to estate planning, real estate, business formations, probate and civil litigation; Grandview Municipal Court Judge 1995-2001; Yakima County Superior Court Commissioner 1995-1998; Grandview School District Director 1992-1995; Trustee Bleyhl Community Library; Trustee Yakima County Law Library. Throughout the past 49 years, various committees for the betterment of downtown Grandview, Washington.
President and Economic Vitality Committee Chair
Cody Nelson, I have called Grandview home since 1985. I am a USMC Infantry Veteran with a heavy focus in military schools and training. I am experienced in leading large groups successfully and helping individuals/groups over come challenges to solve problems in many areas ranging from the procurement of weapons and equipment for the federal government, developing and implementing training and education techniques to better Marines efficiency at home and abroad. I participated in the Iraq and Afghan war efforts. (2017-Present) I have been an active real estate broker in the state of Washington servicing clients at my family’s brokerage in Sunnyside, WA. I have served on the Yakima Valley Association of Realtors board sense 2019 to present. I was the board president 2021.
Economic Vitality Committee Member
Randy Tucker is a
Residential & Commercial Real Estate Broker (1987-Present) in Eastern
Washington. Previous Owner and winemaker
of Tucker Cellars Winery. Establishing Tourism in the Yakima Valley, making
wines and managing vineyards for over 40 United States Wineries. (1981-2018)
Presently employed as the Executive Director of the Port of Grandview. (2018-Present)
Board Secretary and Economic Vitality Committee Member
My goal in Mainstreet Grandview is to bring people together to do good, both for the end product and the comradery while working towards the goal.
Ray Vining, US Navy enlisted man, midshipman, Officer, three tours in Vietnam as a staff officer specializing in communications. Independent farmer, teacher in Grandview in science and math for 27 years. Ray has held various positions in organizations benefiting the community of Grandview. These include past president of the Yakima Valley Jr Fair, past properties vice president for the Grand Columbia Council of Scouts USA, board member Grandview Museum, volunteer ramp builder for those in need, and overseer of the Grandview Public Rose Garden.
Lilly Kassinger is a senior at Grandview High School where she is DECA Chapter President, Yearbook Editor-In-Chief, and is currently the High School representative on the Grandview Main Street Board.
Rachel Santoy is passionate about the power of community to create change and excited to be a part of Grandview’s efforts to bring people and resources together to revitalize downtown. During the past 10 years, she has held various volunteer positions in her community such as PTA Fundraising Chair, PTA Art Docent, PTA Auction & Bookfair Committees and is currently a board member of the Issaquah Girls Basketball Association. She has years of experience in sales & marketing spanning the Seattle, New York, and Chicago markets. Inspired by her entrepreneurial spirit, she has worked for three start-up companies. She has also worked for the Seattle Seahawks, recruiting in the legal industry, and is a licensed Real Estate Referral Broker. Rachel grew up in Grandview, but now resides near Seattle, WA with her husband and teen daughter.
Alicia Fajardo, is a small business owner in Downtown Grandview and has dedicated 20 years in Education. A Grandview High School Alumni and Heritage University graduate Alicia has made Grandview her home for the past 39 years. Daughter of farmworkers, she has grown to appreciate agriculture and giving back to the community. Her husband, 4 children, and grandchild have made Grandview their forever home. Alicia is eager to work collaboratively with small business owners, community partners and volunteers to build a greater Downtown where family and friends can join together in the heart of Grandview.
Jeannie S. Garza
Board Treasurer, Promotion Committee Member
Jeannie S Garza graduated from Grandview High School in 1993. I received my BS in Accounting from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ in 2010. I have a passion for helping businesses with their accounting needs and educating them on their financial status as a business so they can grow to their full potential. I look forward to being part of Mainstreet Grandview and building a place people are proud to call home.
Vice-President, Organization Committee Chair
Retired in 2022, Gracie has over 38 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, with 23 years grant management oversight during her career at People For People. Throughout her career, she served on several advisory committees and boards, such as DRYVE (Driving Rural Yakima Valleys Economy), TRANS-Action, MPACT (Mobilizing Public Access Countywide), the Private Industry Council, and Merit Resource Services. She played major roles in the Yakama Nations inaugural Tribal Transit Pahto Public Passage in 2007, and the current PFP Route 201 shuttle that runs between Grandview, Mabton and Sunnyside. Gracie enjoys working with diverse populations and diversity inclusive teams. She is lifelong lower Yakima Valley resident with ties to both, Grandview and Mabton. She is a current member of Grandview Rotary and Past President. She has grandchildren that attend the Grandview School District, and as a new Grandview resident looks forward to being part of a great community.
Organization Committee Member
Jackeline Valdez is a senior at Grandview High School where she is the DECA Chapter President and IGNITE Vice President, currently she serves as the High School representative on the Grandview Main Street Board where she hopes to help continue building a better community and creating unity in Grandview.