Rural Action Caucus

RAC is the voice of rural counties before Congress and the White House.

About RAC

Since 1997, the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) has represented the nearly 70 percent of America's counties that are rural, addressing critical federal, state and local issues impacting these unique communities. In Washington, D.C., RAC is the voice of rural counties before Congress and the White House.

The Rural Action Caucus (RAC) is a key component of NACo's mission in supporting county officials in the pursuit of excellence in public service. County officials from these areas are dedicated to solving the unique issues impacting local communities and rural economic development, including making daily decisions impacting roughly 60 million Americans.

These include infrastructure development, broadband deployment, development of new rural clinics and hospitals, road and bridge construction and maintenance, business development opportunities and many more county responsibilities.

Related Programs & Initiatives


Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities

BRECC serves coal communities seeking to revitalize and diversify their economies. 

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Resilient Counties

NACo works to strengthen county resiliency by building leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and allow counties to become more flexible and responsive.

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Connecting Counties & Military Installations

The DoD REPI Program is a key tool for combating encroachment on incompatible development near military installations that can limit or restrict critical military training, testing, and operations.

Related Committees

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RAC Chair

View all Rural Action Caucus members here.

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Hon. Tarryl Clark

Commissioner, Stearns County, Minn. and Chair, Rural Action Caucus

Caucus Contact

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Jessica Jennings

Legislative Director – Transportation | Rural Action Caucus