West Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is pleased to announce that Lyle Meeks has joined its board of directors.

Meeks is a licensed professional engineer with 40 years of experience. He is a senior project manager with NCI Engineering Company in Great Falls where he has worked for over 30 years. Prior to working at NCI he was utilities manager for water, wastewater, and storm drain systems in Great Falls, Montana.

He is past chairman of the Montana Section of the American Water Works Association and received the George Warren Fuller Award for constructive leadership in the Montana drinking water industry. He holds a civil engineering degree from Montana State University. Meeks is also an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe and a Blackfeet Indian Reservation native.

“We are excited to have Lyle join the board of directors.  He will be a huge resource for our water and wastewater work and will provide valuable insights for our work in Indian Country,” said Stanley Keasling, RCAC’s Chief Executive Officer.

RCAC’s 12-member board meets quarterly with RCAC’s senior leadership team. Board members serve three-year terms and may remain on the board for up to four consecutive terms.

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 the Pacific islands. Most of our work in Alaska, Hawaii and the western Pacific is focused in Native communities. RCAC also works with majority Latino communities and Tribes across the Southwest. RCAC provides a broad range of community and economic development services and lending to support local efforts. To find out more about RCAC’s Loan Fund products, visit https://www.rcac.org/programs-services/

Julia Helmreich, director, Communications, Development & Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1008