Economic Development Director
Leah Inman has a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she has grown to love the Starved Rock/Illinois Valley area and has lived in La Salle since moving to the area in 2006. When she's not in the office or running around at La Salle events she enjoys the outdoors, live music, genealogy, historical photos, and exploring new towns to see what can be incorporated into our area. She is the mom to two tweens as well.
Since participating in the Mapping committee in 2011, Leah has been very active in the Farmers Market, various community events for LPAC and the City of La Salle, the La Salle Planning Commission, assisted in La Salle's Downtown Historic District designation, and has served as the Vice President of the La Salle Business Association since 2014.
She has worked on construction projects throughout the Chicagoland area designing fire protection systems, spent 9 years working at family-owned Inman Electric Motors in La Salle, renovated and owns a 130+ year-old commercial building within La Salle’s Historic District, has taught classes at IVCC, and has won two local awards - “Caring for Our Community” for community involvement and “40 Under 40 - Great Expectations” given by the Illinois Small Business Development Center.
LinkedIn link: linkedin.com/in/leah-erickson-inman-31571a4
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/lasalleleah, m.me/lasalleleah