Grace Reeder is the Executive Director of the i-71 Committee, a 501(c)6 organization committed to passing equitable, fair, and socially conscious cannabis legislation in the District of Columbia. After earning her undergraduate degree in political science from Whittier College, Grace moved to DC to begin a career dedicated to public policy, working with several organizations centered on social justice for marginalized groups.
In 2020, she founded the Friday Fundraising Collective, an organization dedicated to supporting organizations and mutual aid funds aimed at Black and Indigenous people. As a longtime social user of cannabis, Grace began her career in the industry working as a sales associate for the DC cannabis website Gentleman Toker. In that role, she quickly began to understand the collective power of the local industry, as well some of its limitations.
Today, Grace uses her background in activism, political science, and political organizing as the i-71 Committee’s executive director, advocating for socially equitable cannabis legislation in DC, protecting small businesses and their employees, and leading a powerful grassroots effort to actualize recreational cannabis in the District.