Message from the President
By Rick Nelsen, 2019 NREDA President








As I prepare to turn the calendar to November the realization has hit me that I only have two more months as president of NREDA. Where has the time gone?

Your board and committees have been extremely busy this year with a multitude of activities including:

  • Completing a rebranding of the organization with the assistance of Stone Ward. We expect this will better position NREDA in the minds of members and non-members alike. Watch for the reveal to take place at the annual conference!
  • A successful board trip to Washington D.C. to meet with our strategic partners and allies. NREDA continues to be sought out as a potential partner by organizations interested in the future of rural communities.
  • An annual conference that is at an all-time attendance record. Kudos to the planning committee! You have told us that you value the content and networking at our annual conference and this year will be no exception.

I could go on and on but will stop for now. I hope to see many of you in Kansas City in a few short weeks. Take care and remember to be safe.