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Message from the President

Jim Vermeer, NREDA President

NREDA Survey

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: 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, 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 President's Award

The President's Award recognizes an individual's dedication and leadership to Rural America and the National Rural Economic Developers Association, as evidenced by a commitment of unending time, talent and expertise, and a vision for rural economic growth. This Award is selected by the current NREDA President and can be presented to multiple recipients within a given year.

NREDA Awards history of recipients

Anschutz Receives 2016 President's Award

2016 President's Award presented to Mendi (Alexander) Anschutz (right) for her
work on NREDA's publication, website and communications efforts by President
Trista Fugate (left). Press Release

Silvius (right) Receives 2015 President's Award from Rand Fisher (left)

2015 President's Award given to Newsletter Editor, Shawnna Silvius, iShine
Productions LLC, Nebraska, NE (right) and Dana Baker, GVNW Consulting Inc.,
Colorado Springs, CO (not pictured).

Gustin Receives 2014 President's Award

John Padalino, (former) Administrator for Rural Utilities
Service, USDA Rural Development and 2014 NREDA
President's Award recipient with President Clare Gustin.
Press Release

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