In this issue:

Stanley Keasling announces retirement, Board of Directors launches CEO search

West Sacramento, Calif. – Stanley Keasling, Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Chief Executive Officer, will retire at the end of 2019. Keasling was just the second CEO in RCAC’s 40-year history. He joined the organization in 2008. Read more

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill serves up entertainment in historic setting

Battle Mountain, Nev. – Aside from the retro façade, with slanted posts that buttress the roof overhang at 870 Broad Street, the storefront is mostly unnoticeable. Nearby are gas stations, a bank, a liquor store and coffee shop. Like much else in this high desert plain, it would be easy to drive right by to your next appointment … Read more

Looking for a new and exciting career path?

Join our passionate team and make a difference in rural communities throughout the West! We work in diverse and low-income communities to increase access to affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic development projects. Read about our opportunities here

Community development loans available to Tribes, Tribal entities and individuals in Arizona and New Mexico

RCAC’s Loan Fund has low interest, long- and short-term loans available for Tribes, Tribal communities and individual Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico for small business, housing and community facility projects. Eligible projects include: energy efficient affordable housing, infrastructure, community facilities, Native owned small businesses, sustainable agriculture, nonprofit organizations working in Indian County or with Native populations, and other mission driven social enterprises. For more information and contacts, download the brochure here

Conference and Workshop Calendar

Sustainable management of rural and small water & wastewater systems

This workshop, originally developed by USDA and EPA, is intended to help rural and small systems. It will provide background information on 10 key management areas for sustainable water and wastewater utilities, as well as assistance on how to conduct the utility assessment process and develop an action plan.

April 2 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
East Idaho Public Health Dept.
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
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Financial policies and procedures for small water systems

Six drinking water (DW) contact hours awarded. Certificates for contact hours are available one week after class through your profile. These contact hours have been approved for the registered environmental health specialist program.

April 11 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Granzellas Banquet Hall
457 7th Street
Williams, California 95987
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Chief Executive Officer: Stanley Keasling
Executive Editor: Dawn Van Dyke
Managing Editor: Sharon Wills

Network News is funded by: RCAC’s Loan Fund and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

RCAC is the western RCAP partner.