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


  • Show Me the Money

    January 6, 2014

    If you live in a small town you are used to doing a lot with a little. Sometimes though, you need to raise cold, hard cash to make larger community design and development projects happen.  Join us January 9 for an informative and lively call where our speakers will quite literally show you where the money is.

  • 5 Small Town Stories of Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Community Action

    December 19, 2013

    Brendan Crain of Project for Public Spaces joined CommunityMatters and the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design for our December conference call, A Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Approach to Community Action. Fundamentally, “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” (LQC) is about taking an experimental path to low-cost, high-impact results.

  • Start with the Petunias: A Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Approach to Community Action

    December 10, 2013

    Join us and CommunityMatters® on December 12, from 4 - 5 Eastern time, for a conference call with Brendan Crain, Director of Communications at Project for Public Spaces, Inc., on Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper community action. 

  • Call in Review: Secrets of Successful Communities with Ed McMahon

    September 3, 2013

    After a lively discussion with Placemaking expert Ed McMahon about the Secrets of Successful Communities, participants shared their lingering questions. This post contains Ed's responses and insights.

  • Seven Secrets of Successful Communities

    August 19, 2013

    How have Amesbury and other small towns reinvented themselves for the future and turned once-faded histories into a source of local pride? It turns out there is a recipe for success, but it sure doesn’t involve cookie cutters.