Connecting, Strengthening and Scaling Food Supply Chains in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Region

Amy Mattias

Sun Valley Institute for Resilience

Amy Mattias is the Executive Director of the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience. SVIR empowers individuals and transforms systems in southern Idaho. In her tenure with SVIR, her team launched the Impact Idaho Fund which invests in rooted ideas, published four annual Locally Grown Guides to connect consumers to producers, hosted a plethora of educational and engagement events, and provides value-chain coordination support for wholesale buyers of locally produced food. The Impact Idaho Fund has catalyzed $400,000 to support new and expanding farm and food entrepreneurs throughout southern Idaho while providing them with financial technical support and value-chain coordination services. Amy was the lead author of their semi-finalist submission in the Rockefeller, Open IDEO, and SecondMuse prize competition for a 2050 Food Vision. She’s serves as the board secretary for the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture and is the chair of the Food & Ag Committee for FARE Idaho. Amy is also enrolled in a master’s program at Arizona State University’s Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. Amy serves on the Idaho Steering Committee and is a co-lead in the Right-Size Investing and Infrastructure theme team for the NW Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center.
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