Malinda Matson has served, since 2014, as the Economic Development Representative for Northern and Coastal California for the Seattle Regional Office. As an EDA field representative, she works with local governments, non-profits, and institutions of higher education to develop Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies and identify projects to develop into grant applications for EDA funding. She has been with Economic Development Administration since early 2010, serving first in External Affairs as a Congressional Affairs Specialist in Washington, DC.
In addition to providing technical assistance to EDA applicants and grantees, Malinda also provides guidance and technical assistance to communities that have been impacted by natural disasters and has served as the Field Coordinator three times for the Economic Recovery Support Function of the FEMA coordinated National Disaster Recovery Framework.
Malinda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and 2 Masters Degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.