Klamath River, CA

In this issue:

Tribe, school collaborate to provide safe water to students

Klamath, Calif. – Nearly a half century ago, Ron Sundberg’s father paddled across the Klamath River in a rowboat with his brothers to get to school on the Yurok Indian Reservation.

“My grandmother had a restaurant out there, and there were boat tours, they would walk up to our cabin,” recalls Sundberg, whose family are Tribal members. “The restaurant was called the Paddle Inn. Our cabin burned down last year but otherwise, things haven’t changed too much.” Read more >>

The Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation renews investment in RCAC

West Sacramento, Calif. – The Erich & Hannah Sachs Foundation, based in Yountville, California, has renewed and increased a five-year investment to RCAC for work in rural communities throughout the American West. The foundation has been an RCAC investor since December 2003. The $500,000 loan will support RCAC’s Loan Fund which provides low-interest financing to borrowers in often neglected rural areas. Read more >>

Join our team to make a difference in rural communities

Program analyst trainee-Want to build your project management and budgeting skills on the job? You’ll learn to manage grants, perform contract analysis and use database software to support RCAC’s work in rural communities. If you have some experience but are ready and willing to learn more, don’t miss this opportunity. Apply here >>

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Board training for mutual water systems

By law, all mutual water board members are required to have two hours of ethics training every six years, and within six months of taking office. This training provides for system longevity and helps ensure that board members meet their legal responsibilities. Topics include: AB54 and AB240 requirements, financial conflicts of interest to avoid, strategic planning, financial responsibilities, capital improvement planning, Safe Drinking Water Act compliance regulations. Register here >>

Double Tree Claremont
555 W Foothill Blvd.
Clairmont, California 91711
May 9 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Systems – Workshop in a box

Join us for this interactive, daylong workshop focused on Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Systems. Topics include: Overview of Key Management Areas; Self-Assessment – Assessing Our Utility’s Performance; Improving Outcomes; Resources and Additional Improvement Ideas; and Action Plan. Please RSVP at Imperial County Community & Economic Development @ (442) 265-1100.

Imperial County Administration Building
Conference Room C & D
940 W Main Street
El Centro, California 92243
May 31 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Managing Editor: Sharon Wills

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