Shalynn Kellogg

Shalynn Kellogg has served over 20 years in the Economic Development industry and currently sits on the Regional Economic Development committee for Southeastern Idaho. She developed a full-fledged housing counseling program for Community Action Agencies and Housing entities throughout Eastern Idaho. Shalynn is the current Statewide Diversity Relations Director for the Idaho Connect Navigators Program where she assists Small Business Owners reach their goals and ambitions. Previously Shalynn Kellogg served as Tribal Housing Opportunities Manager for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes where she sat on the Native CDFI policy committee. Shalynn is an NCHEC-certified financial counselor and coach and a certified CDFI Community Development Specialist. Shalynn has served in many capacities in the State of Idaho as an advocate for Financial Security. She served as the Chair of the State of Idaho Financial Summit, Vice-Chair and Secretary of the Homeless and Houseless Coalition for Region 6, Anti-Pay Day Lending legislative committee where she acted as an advocate to end Pay Day Lending in Idaho, Senior Focus Group for Neighbor Work National, and was appointed to the Idaho Financial Advisory Committee under Governor Otter. She developed Shoshone-Bannock tribes’ foreclosure intervention curriculum and program and CDFI financial management program and curriculum. In 2019 the Shoshone- Bannock CDFI under Shalynn’ s direction hosted a three-day Financial Conference where tribal members were able to come and learn from various experts about financial stability and preparation for homeownership. She has developed many facets of financial curriculum including Financial Fitness, Life Skills Curriculum, Youth and Senior Services Curriculum and created the Relationships and Money Curriculum. Shalynn served as the Asset Development Director of Housing Programs for South East Idaho Community Action Agency where she oversaw housing initiatives such as Mutual Self-Help Housing programs, Lite sweat equity programs as well as multi-family housing rental programs along with the HUD housing counseling and IDA programs for over 15 years. Currently she is working on financial curriculum geared towards Small Business Owners or potential Small Business Owners. She is a single mom of four children and holds a Master Degree in Public Administration and is a current Doctoral candidate seeking her doctorate in Public Administration.

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