Joshua Laraby

Executive Director
Grow Fairfield Economic Development Association

Josh joined Grow Fairfield Economic Development Association in January of 2015 as Assistant Director. In October 2016 he was hired as the Executive Director for Grow Fairfield. Prior to his Executive Director role, Josh came with experience in international economic development, real estate development, real estate management, manufacturing, new business recruitment, entrepreneurial support, and civic involvement.

Serving as the Chief Administrative Officer for Grow Fairfield, Josh is charged with administrative oversight; policy and program development; new and existing business growth and retention; membership relations; and local, regional, state and federal governmental relations and policy advocacy.

Sarah McAvan

Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Grow Fairfield Economic Development Association

Sarah joined the Grow Fairfield team in May of 2023 as a Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. She is a Fairfield High School-graduate and currently double majoring in Real Estate and Finance and a minor in Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa. Sarah enjoys being involved in community betterment projects and humanitarian efforts and has developed local community initiatives that sustained multiple years. She has been a champion in the Future Business Leaders of America Program including competing in State and National competitions in the areas of business law, business management and public relations. Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, staying active and supporting Fairfield and University of Northern Iowa sports teams.