In this issue:
Flattening the impact – How RCAC’s RELieF program helped sustain a freelance journalist during the pandemic
Featured case study: East Pecos, New Mexico
Household Water Well & Septic System Loan/Grant Programs
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AB54 & AB240: Ethics for Mutual Water Company Board Members
June 14, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)
By law, all mutual water board members are required to have two hours of ethics training within six months of taking office and every six years following. This training is designed to provide system longevity and help ensure that board members meet their legal responsibilities. Required training topics include conflicts of interest, fiduciary responsibilities, Safe Drinking Water Act compliance, long-term management and capital improvement planning. We will also cover the AB240 requirements, which affect mutual water systems as of January 1, 2014. This workshop allows mutual water systems to comply with this new regulation and helps prepare them to better govern their water company. This workshop meets the legal requirement for board members ethics training under AB54. Register Here
Distribution System Management
June 15, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)
How can operators, managers and boards work together to build a financially stable utility? Financial management is often a mystery and we may not see our expertise as relevant, but each of you plays a key role in ensuring your system’s financial health. This session will show you how you each fit into the puzzle. Register Here
Housing Counseling training opportunities
Here are our new training opportunities for the months of May and June. They are designed for housing counselors who are working with first time homebuyers, foreclosure, credit/budgeting and student loan issues. We also offer study classes for those trying to pass the HUD Certification Exam. Please feel free to join us or refer others who are doing this type of work.
June 7 – 9: Diversity Basics (2-Part Series)
June 20 – 22: Study Group (2-Part Series)
Network News, published monthly, is a compilation of timely news, announcements and accomplishments produced for the rural development world at no cost to subscribers. We encourage correspondence and welcome contributions. Subscribe here
Chief Executive Officer: Suzanne Anarde
Executive Editor: Dawn Van Dyke
Managing Editor: Blivion Xanouvong
Network News is funded by: RCAC’s Loan Fund and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
RCAC is the western RCAP partner.