Frances Jo Anne Coon Lanham
Jo Anne Lanham was born and raised in Glenns Ferry. She graduated from Glenns Ferry High School. After high school, Jo Anne attended Utah state University in Logan, Utah. She graduated with a degree in Business Education with a minor in English and Secretarial Science.
Jo Anne married and work took her to several states, even Jamaica, but Glenns Ferry was always her home away from home.
Jo Anne returned to Glenns Ferry in 1970 and has been an active citizen since that time. This includes Chairman of Planning and Zoning Board, Chamber Board, ten years on the city council, and her second term as Mayor. Her civic duties of 16 years on the Three Island Crossing include Treasurer and Souvenir Chairman.
Jo Anne grew up in a Jewelry Store business that was owned and operated by her grandparents. She helped them during busy times. Jo Anne owned and operated two beauty salons. She worked at King Hill Irrigation District for 18 years as Secretary Treasurer.
Jo Anne has two children; a son, Dan Blackwell and a daughter, Julia Jeffery. She has five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Jo Anne lives in Glenns Ferry because she loves it here and only wants the best for our community.