Jean Grigsby

Jean Grigsby
Jean Grigsby - Photo: Norm Rodrigue Photography

Jean Grigsby is a Maine-based marketing and public relations consultant.  For more information about her work, visit


  • 6 Tips for Bringing Good Design to Your Town

    September 9, 2014

    Good design impacts tourism, jobs, property values and quality of life. What can we do to bring good design to small towns and rural communities? Here are a few inspiring examples.

  • Good Design Sparks Rural Community Development

    August 13, 2014

    Now more than ever, creative professionals are turning their attention to community development. While this trend toward good design is exciting, it’s harder to find in rural community development. Here are a few ideas from the forefront of rural design.

  • Bringing Life Back to Live Oak

    August 8, 2014

    Last November, Live Oak, FL hosted a CIRD workshop on how to rebuild their downtown.  Eight months later, we are so impressed with how much the town has already improved, and has turned the guidance and ideas from the workshop into major strides towards revitalization.

  • Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ Announces 2014 Awards

    July 18, 2014

    Communities from Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and New Hampshire to Host Rural Design Workshops.

  • Inclusive Communities: Where We’re All Welcome

    June 20, 2014

    Here are four strategies from cities and towns committed to inclusivity—offering opportunities for people from all backgrounds to participate fully in building and improving their community.