NREDA COVID-19 Response Efforts

In response to the COVID-19, the NREDA staff team is closely monitoring this growing concern and taking the appropriate steps to keep our employees, members and communities safe.

Throughout this uncertainty, we are committed to maintaining quality support and services for our members – just like we would any other day.

The majority of NREDA’s staff are working remotely. With the business continuity plan in place we will remain 100% operational and business will continue with little disruption.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on NREDA and our members. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our staff. As a reminder, the headquarters telephone number is (515) 284-1421 and our staff listing with email addresses are located below.

Peer to Peer Support

We recognize the impact that this pandemic will have on our members and the communities they serve. We are working together to find the best answers in the midst of uncertainty. We encourage NREDA members to find support on the new NREDA Member Facebook group page

This group was an initiative identified by your board of directors to support their strategic goal of enhancing communication with our membership. NREDA’s purpose includes promotion of the exchange of ideas and information between association members and that is also the purpose of this Facebook group.

We hope that this platform will offer you the opportunity to connect with your peers to further advance rural economic development through networking and idea-sharing.

Join the conversation now to hear what your peers are doing to help businesses respond to COVID-19:

Member Support:

Membership Questions: Kelly Kipping,

Annual Conference Questions: Denise Hoffman,

Board, Leadership, and Operations Questions: Kailah Schmitz,

For convenience, visit to access NREDA resources.


Kailah Schmitz
NREDA Executive Director