Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Drew Blankenbaker

Mr. Drew Blankenbaker, Vice-Chair

Committees: Governance, Communications, Negotiations

Drew Blankenbaker is a farmer with Lifeline Produce and the co-founder and CEO of The Farmland Company, a community-based farmland investment company working to restore access to farmland for the next generation.

Drew has been a Hamilton School Board member since 2018. He has been engaged in community development efforts for over 15 years, currently serving on the City of Hamilton’s Board of Adjustments, North Hamilton Urban Renewal District Advisory Board, and previously on the Ravalli County Open Lands Board. Before returning to the Bitterroot Valley in 2015, Drew was the Executive Director of the nationally recognized Clearwater Resource Conservation and Development Council serving the communities of north-central Idaho.

Drew received his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Idaho and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. Drew lives in Hamilton with his two sons, Henry and Owen.

Term ends May 2024