Haines Economic Development Corp. is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to realize economic development in Haines Borough through research, community engagement, and strategic planning.
Staff and Board
Meet the locals behind HEDC! We are a group of committed community members dedicated to the success and growth of Haines.
Chip Lende is the owner of the local lumber store and a 35 year resident of Haines. He is an active long-distance biker and community member. He and his wife Heather have five children and nine grandchildren.
Darsie has lived in Haines for 30 years and has experience working in local government, adventure tourism and mineral exploration. He is passionate about community development and believes that Haines has all the necessary assets to create a thriving, vibrant economy.
Sean has been involved in building businesses and economic development in the upper Lynn Canal for thirty years. He is a founding member of the Haines Economic Development Corporation. When he is not in his office or volunteering in the community you can find him with friends playing outside in this beautiful place we call home!
Anne Marie Palmeiri
HEDC Board Member
Cindy Zuluaga Jimenez
Cindy has a an environmental science and biology background, and holds a masters in resource management. She is looking forward to seeing the Haines community continue to be an inviting and healthy place to live. She enjoys fishing, paddling hiking and gardening.
Interim Executive Director