Jennifer Hazard
RCAC Contract Manager Jennifer Hazard

West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Contract Manager Jennifer Hazard was named this week to California’s Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience (SAFER) Advisory Group.

SAFER is a set of tools, funding sources and regulatory authorities designed to help struggling water systems sustainably and affordably provide safe drinking water to the communities they serve. The Advisory Group provides the California State Water Board with constructive advice and feedback on the SAFER Fund Expenditure Plan and other related policies and analyses.

“It’s critical to have rural perspectives represented in conversations about access to safe drinking water,” said Suzanne Anarde, RCAC chief executive officer. “Jennifer will bring her expertise to the table and ensure rural voices are heard.”

“Jennifer has been an integral part of RCAC’s work in Southern California and she’ll be a strong voice for California’s rural communities,” said Ari Neumann, director, RCAC Community & Environmental Services.

About RCAC

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in program areas including affordable housing, environmental services, economic development and lending. About RCAC

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