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Community Planning: Strategies for Rural Counties

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    Community Planning: Strategies for Rural Counties

    Rural county leaders across the country use strategic planning to tackle local challenges. Through innovative best practices in community planning, counties take advantage of their place-based assets to address community needs and encourage economic growth. NACo recently spoke with Jamie Hart, senior planner with the Madison County Planning Department in New York, and Kate Somers, program manager at the Randolph County Housing Authority in West Virginia, to discuss new strategies for community planning that address a variety of topics including smart growth, the aging population and workforce development.

    This podcast features music from Broke for Free, Christian Bjoerklund and Digital Primitives.

    Through innovative best practices in community planning, counties take advantage of their place-based assets to address community needs and encourage economic growth.
    2015-04-30
    Podcast
    2020-07-29

Rural county leaders across the country use strategic planning to tackle local challenges. Through innovative best practices in community planning, counties take advantage of their place-based assets to address community needs and encourage economic growth. NACo recently spoke with Jamie Hart, senior planner with the Madison County Planning Department in New York, and Kate Somers, program manager at the Randolph County Housing Authority in West Virginia, to discuss new strategies for community planning that address a variety of topics including smart growth, the aging population and workforce development.

This podcast features music from Broke for Free, Christian Bjoerklund and Digital Primitives.

About Alix Kashdan (Full Bio)

Digital Media Associate

Alix Kashdan works on creation and implementation of digital media content. She produces story maps, GIS maps, podcasts, and other interactive content. She also serves as a photographer at NACo events and assists with producing communications materials, maintaining NACo.org, handling media relations, and copy editing.

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    TestIT: How Fast is Your Broadband

    NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country.
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    Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee

    Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs.  Policy Platform 2021-2022 2022 NACo Legislative Priorities
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    <p>Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs.&nbsp;</p>

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    Rural Action Caucus

    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. RAC is the voice for America's rural counties, which represent two-thirds of the nation's 3,069 counties designated as rural, serving a combined population of 60 million.
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    <p><strong>Since 1997, the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) has represented the nearly 70 percent of America&#39;s counties that are rural, addressing critical federal, state and local issues impacting these unique communities.

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