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Duluth LISC Hires Two: Emily Nygren and Jessica Deville


DULUTH—Duluth LISC is pleased to announce expanding its team with the recent hiring of Emily Nygren as assistant program officer and Jessica Deville as administrative assistant.

“Emily and Jessica are wonderful additions, bringing our office to four staff members,” says Pam Kramer, executive director of Duluth LISC. “Their experience and educational backgrounds and  will be assets to the neighborhood development work we do and the multiple community partners we enlist to see places and people prosper in Duluth.” LISC focuses on five quality of life aspects: expanding investment in housing and other real estate; increasing family income and wealth; stimulating economic development; improving access to quality education; and supporting safe and healthy environments.

Nygren, a 2014 graduate of University of Duluth, will oversee LISC’s HUD Section 4 program and assist with grant writing, program management and building community partnerships. She most recently served as a program manager for Northern Bedrock Corps in Duluth administering a State of Minnesota DEED appropriation and performing outreach to work and youth organizations as well as conducting training for AmeriCorps members.  

Deville has a Bachelor of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She has nearly ten years of working as a legal assistant and previously worked in human services management and operated her own home-based childcare business.

About Duluth LISC

Duluth LISC opened in 1997 and has developed or preserved 1,684 units of housing, created 186 new child-care spaces, 1,553 new jobs, and leveraged $90 million in LISC investment in Duluth. Duluth LISC works to see people and places prosper by addressing comprehensive revitalization, affordable housing development and preservation, and building the capacity of local community development organizations to see neighborhoods are places of choice and opportunity to all.

Contact: Pam Kramer 218-727-7761,