Jessica Metta has been with Mid-Columbia Economic Development District since 2008, first as a Project Manager, then promoted to Deputy Director in 2017 and to Executive Director in 2020. She acts as the chief executive officer and is responsible for the overall management of the fiscal, personnel, and policy functions of the agency. Prior to MCEDD, Jessica was a Planner with the Columbia River Gorge Commission for three years. Jessica received her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University in 2005 and her Bachelors in Geology from College of Charleston in 2003. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina.