Marty Miller is the executive director of the Yakima-based Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing (ORFH), a nonprofit housing developer and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving rural Washington. He has more than 25 years of affordable housing development experience. Mr. Miller also is active in advocacy and serves on several boards including the National Rural Housing Coalition and the National Farmworker Housing Directors Association. He has a bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University (Spokane) master’s degree in economic development from Eastern University in Pennsylvania.
The board also elected the following board officers: Frank Bravo of California was reelected as vice-president; Carleen Herring of Idaho was elected as secretary; and Claudia O’Grady of Utah was reelected as treasurer.
RCAC Board members serve three-year terms and may remain on the board for up to four consecutive terms. RCAC’s Board of Directors consists of no less than nine members and no more than 13 at any given time.
Founded in 1978, RCAC seeks to collaboratively build the capacity of organizations that serve low-income people living in the rural West (13 states including Alaska and Hawaii). RCAC works in partnership with small rural and Indigenous communities and other local agencies to provide tools and resources necessary to improve their quality of life. Since its inception, RCAC’s dedicated staff and active board have helped affect positive change in rural and Indigenous communities across the West.
RCAC offers a wide range of services to communities with fewer than 50,000 people including technical assistance and training for environmental infrastructure; affordable housing development; economic and leadership development; and financing to support community development.
To learn more about RCAC, visit http://www.rcac.org
Julia Helmreich, director
Communications and Development
(916) 529-7563 (Cell)