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SUU's Utah Rural Development Council to Participate in National Rural Policy Consultation

Published: March 05, 2004 | Author: Kathleen McDowell | Category: Academics

Scott Truman, Executive Director of the Southern Utah University Utah Rural Development Council, will participate in the National Rural Development Partnership Policy Consultation in Washington, D.C., March 15-17.

Federal and national leaders will gather to discuss strategies for improving rural development program coordination. Participants will examine the unique challenges facing communities and discuss ways to work together to improve the quality of life in rural America.

The Utah Rural Development Council holds full federal recognition as the State Rural Development Council for Utah through May 13, 2007. The Utah Rural Development Council is comprised of federal, state, local, tribal governments, non-profit, for profit in the private sector and regional organizations committed to the advancement of rural communities in Utah.

The NRDP is composed of 40 State Rural Development Councils and a yet to-be-formed National Rural Development Coordinating Committee, consisting of public and private sector representatives concerned with rural America. The NRDP works to coordinate and enhance all programs and policies impacting rural America.

Scott Truman, executive director of the Utah Rural Development office of Southern Utah University, just returned from Washington, D.C., after receiving a standing ovation and the "Rural Impact Award" from

Less than a year ago, Truman was in D.C. again, accepting the “Rural Impact Award” from the NRDP acknowledging the efforts of his Utah Rural Development office in saving jobs and bolstering the economy in southern Utah.

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