Copenhaver appoints Biggs to Grants, Community Development role

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jeremy Biggs has been selected the City of Jonesboro’s new Director of Grants and Community Development.

Mayor Harold Copenhaver introduced Biggs to his new peers at the weekly directors meeting in the Municipal Center on Monday.

Biggs brings 13 years of grant writing expertise and public service, the past seven as executive director of the non-profit Court Appointed Special Advocates in the state’s Second Judicial District.

Biggs has written and been awarded grants from federal and state governments, as well as a variety of other non-profit and private foundations.

“There were strong candidates for this position, but Jeremy has not only a great reputation in Northeast Arkansas but experience that is unmatched,” Copenhaver said. “We have made some key hires in our leadership roles, and with the fresh talent in our grants department, I think Jeremy and this team will be great together.”

Biggs also spent almost five years as development director at Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas, cultivating and maintaining a donor base while managing construction projects and capital improvements, as well as a food program that served 54,000 meals over a 12-month period.

A member of the Paragould City Council, Biggs sees the opportunity in Jonesboro because he likes the direction the City is headed and knows well the requirements and challenges cities face.

“It’s exciting because I can continue to help people in need – citizens of Jonesboro – with projects that will help their quality of life. I like helping other people.”

Biggs will continue to serve as CASA executive director for the coming month and begins his new role Nov. 20.

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