Eric LaFontaine
    "Our relationship and support of the Grant County EDC is an integral part of our strength in the community and continued growth in readership."

Eric LaFontaine   -   Treasurer

Eric LaFontaine is the publisher of the Columbia Basin Herald, the largest newspaper in Grant County. He grew up in Richland, WA and received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Washington. Following his undergraduate work, he was a Washington State Senate intern (1999) and a journalist in the Naval Reserve. He received an MBA from Regis University in 2004 and prior to publishing the Columbia Basin Herald, he spent eight years as publisher of the weekly Othello Outlook newspaper. Since moving to the area in 1999, he and his wife have raised four children in the local school district. He is also an avid marathon runner.