Message from the President
Jim Vermeer, NREDA President
From the NREDA Board of Directors: The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) Board of Directors is interested in your opinions about the services NREDA provides. We are especially sensitive to the impact of the national economy on rural economic development and would like to identify opportunities to provide enhanced value to our members.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and for doing so you will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. We are asking that all surveys be completed by the end of the day Friday, December 22nd. The survey can be taken by using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NREDAmembersurvey2017. We will keep your individual comments confidential; aggregated results will be shared with the NREDA Board. If you have any questions about the survey or have any problems with it please contact Mike Claborn/Nebraska Public Power District, firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-563-5699. Once again, thank you for taking the time to provide us input so we can better serve our member's needs.
NREDA Leadership Awards
In recognition of outstanding leadership in the field of rural economic development, the NREDA seeks to honor deserving individuals across
Also receiving the 2017 President's Award is Mary McLaury, formerly with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, Arlington VA. NREDA President Jim Vermeer made the presentation.
Accepting the 2017 Organization Excellence Award is Clancy Courtney for South Carolina Power Team, Columbia, SC pictured with NREDA President Jim Vermeer.
The 2017 Organization Excellence Award was also presented to Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation, Algona, IA. Picture L to R: NREDA President Jim Vermeer, Nominator Jed Skogerboe, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Maureen Elbert KPACEDC, and Norm Fandel, Midland Power Cooperative.