Housing Boards

Housing Authority Board (HAB)

Housing Supply Board (HSB)

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Regular HAB Meetings

  • 2:00pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • "Old Library" Basement Conference Room, 320 S. King Street
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Contact: HAB@tetoncountywy.gov

What is the "Housing Authority"?

The Jackson/Teton County Housing Authority (JTCHA) is a seperate entity from the Affordable Housing Department. It is a regional Housing Authority under the Town of Jackson and Teton County. It exists to purchase and own properties. It can also carry debt, which is limited for Town and County governments.

HAB Role 

The role of the Board of Directors (HAB) is to counsel the Housing Manager on management of Housing Authority owned properties, approve or deny Critical Services Provider applications, and to hear appeals of decisions made by the Housing Manager. The Board will also make recommendations to the elected officials concerning policies of the Housing Department.

Length of term: 5 years, staggered

Number of members: 3

Matt Faupel, HAB Board Chair

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Term: May 2016 through February 2020

Matt has lived in Jackson for 14 years. He is in the Real Estate & Development business and currently volunteers for PAWS, Breakfast Rotary, former START Board, and Ducks Unlimited. Matt became a Jackson Teton County Housing Authority Board member to help effect change as the community is dealing with a large housing issue. Being in the real estate and development business gives him a good understanding of the regulations and helps him understand the challenges workforce and affordable housing faces as he deals with it on a daily basis. Matt enjoys living in Jackson because of the National Forests, Parks, community, philanthropy, culture, and the accessibility and ethos of the business leaders.

Amy Robinson, HAB Vice Chair

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Term: May 2016 through February 2021


Amy has lived  in Jackson for 30 years. She is currently the office supervisor for the St. John's Home Health and Hospice office. Amy is the president of the JH Chorale, and the chairman of the board of the USDA Farm Services Agency Board (FSA) committee. She has also served 8 years on the library board. Amy became a JTCHA board member because she has always had a soft place in her heart for affordable housing and has some hope that she can help with steps needed to correct this growing problem. She is willing to look in many directions for a solution, even into land that she owns. She has watched as her two step children have struggled to find a home in Jackson where they have grown up, and is interested in preserving generational continuity.

Annie Droppert, HAB Clerk

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Ms. Droppert is a partner at Geittmann, Larson, and Swift LLP and owns an Attainable Home through the Jackson Teton County Housing Authority. She is also the head coach of the Jackson Hole Lacrosse Club’s U15 Girls’ team.

Ms. Droppert’s interest in affordable housing began when she worked as a Legal Extern for the Town of Jackson in 2013. Her interest has only grown as she’s watched friends leave the valley because of the lack of affordable housing.

Prior to moving to Jackson, Ms. Droppert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School.


Regular HSB Meetings

  • 4:00 - 5:30pm
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • "Old Library" Basement Conference Room, 320 S. King Street
  • Click here for all meetings and agendas

Contact: HSB@tetoncountywy.gov

HSB Description & Role

The Housing Supply Board is an advisory board that counsels the Affordable Housing Department Director on matters related to workforce housing supply in Teton County and the Town of Jackson. Ideal board candidates will have expertise in some or all of the following: site design, building design, housing finance, construction management, preservation/conservation, communications, land acquisition/sale, Federal/State housing programs, and livable communities.

Description of Duties: The board is intended to function in a highly collaborative and hands on manner, engaging in traditional and progressive approaches to housing supply. Examples of projects or tasks tackled by this board include: developing Requests for Proposals to develop workforce housing, creating capital programs, and vetting potential capital projects.

Length of term: 3-years, staggered

Number of members: 7

Matt Faupel

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Term: Expires December 2021

Matt has lived in Jackson for 14 years. He is in the Real Estate & Development business and currently volunteers for PAWS, Breakfast Rotary, former START Board, and Ducks Unlimited. Matt became a Jackson Teton County Housing Authority Board member to help effect change as the community is dealing with a large housing issue. Being in the real estate and development business gives him a good understanding of the regulations and helps him understand the challenges workforce and affordable housing faces as he deals with it on a daily basis. Matt enjoys living in Jackson because of the National Forests, Parks, community, philanthropy, culture, and the accessibility and ethos of the business leaders.

Jeff Collins

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Jeff started coming to Jackson in the early 1990’s working during the summer months to support himself through college. He has two children who were born and raised in Jackson. Living in Jackson with two children Jeff has experienced the high cost of housing in Jackson and working two jobs to make ends meet. He started working with First Interstate Bank in early 2001 and is now in the real estate lending department. He specializes in affordable, deed restricted housing loans and has helped 100’s of people finance the purchase of their first home.

He is a long time Habitat for Humanity volunteer and has served on several Habitat committees. Jeff spend several years as a board member for the Teton County Housing Authority. Jeff has volunteered his time and financial knowledge with CLIMB Wyoming graduating student and upcoming Habitat homeowners.

Laurie Andrews

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Term: Expires December 2020

Laurie has led the Jackson Hole Land Trust as President since 2005. During her time as President, she has successfully completed numerous land protection projects, placing nearly 6,000 acres in permanent protection to date. She has spearheaded two 5-Year Strategic Plans which currently guide the direction of the Land Trust, and expanded the reach of the Land Trust further into the Greater Yellowstone Area with the launch of the Wind River Program in 2007. Looking ahead, she continues to focus on land conservation in the priority areas of the Greater Yellowstone, and the integral role the Land Trust plays in the health of this ecosystem.

Prior to joining the Land Trust, Laurie held fundraising and program director roles at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for seven years. As Southern Yellowstone Program Director, Laurie launched complex land projects and completed numerous land deals with federal, state, non-profit, and private stakeholders, monitoring many easements on foot and horseback with local landowners. As Director of Philanthropy for the Washington state office of TNC, Laurie raised over $12 million annually from individuals, foundations and corporations. Laurie’s previous work history includes experience in corporate, major gifts, and special event fundraising at Saint John’s Hospital and Health Center Foundation in Santa Monica, California. She holds a B.S. degree from Pepperdine University. An avid trail runner, skier, and angler, she enjoys exploring destinations near and far with her husband Perk Perkins and their four dogs. Laurie grew up on a peach orchard in northern California. Her passion for land conservation in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone is in part fueled by the memory of the open spaces and rolling agricultural landscapes of her childhood that are now gone forever.

Don Opatrny

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Don Opatrny is a private investor. He was formerly a partner and managing director of Goldman Sachs. His career at Goldman Sachs included senior positions held in the Investment Management Division, Fixed Income, Equity Capital Markets and Investment Banking in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Opatrny holds a BA, 1974 from Cornell University and an MBA, 1976 from the University of Chicago.

Don currently is on the executive committee and chairs the investment committee of Cornell University ($6 billion) and is active on the investment committee of the Mellon Foundation ($7 billion). Don is also the chair or active on the investment committees of the University School, Suffield Academy, and ArtStor ($30-100 million). Don is an investor and on the Board of Athena Capital Advisors, a high net worth investment advisory firm ($5 billion).

Don and his wife, Judy, reside in Jackson, Wyoming and have two adult children. They enjoy golf, hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and sailing. They collect contemporary art and Czech and European Avant-Garde photography.

Laura Bonich

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Laura is the Director of Business Development at NV5, a leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions for civil infrastructure. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she has spent the last 20 years advocating for design code changes and engineering solutions for complex master-planned communities and revitalization of mixed-use districts. Laura is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, past branch president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s National Technical Committee for the ENVISION rating system, and a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board.

Larry Thal

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Bio forthcoming

Dennis Callaghan

Bio forthcoming