We are happy to announce that the 2019 Rural Policy Forum
will be held in Eagar-Springerville from August 7th through 9th!
The Local First Arizona Foundation and Arizona Rural Development Council are excited for the opportunity to bring the 2019 conference to Apache County. Join us, along with over 300 rural leaders and stakeholders, for capacity-building sessions, receptions, hands-on workshops, and keynote presentations.
2019 ARIZONA RURAL POLICY FORUM
AUGUST 7th – 9th, 2019
Round Valley High School – Multipurpose Room
550 N Butler St, Eagar, AZ 85925
The Main Conference will be on the 8th and 9th.
But don’t miss out! Join us a day early on Wednesday, August 7th, for an Economic Development Tour – featuring the area’s forestry and wildlife refuge initiatives, as well as a tour of the only football dome in Rural Arizona. Then stick around for the highly-anticipated Wednesday night Welcome Dinner and Networking event.
The Rural Policy Forum connects rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities.
Our goal will be to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories from around Arizona that will give our rural leaders the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges.
The event will provide an opportunity for skill-building, networking, building relationships and educating each other about the needs and services in rural Arizona. Activities include capacity-building sessions, receptions, workshops, and keynote presentations all of which culminate with the Grant maker Roundtables. Here, grant makers host tables where rural nonprofits have the opportunity to describe their organization’s mission and present a project for the host to consider for potential future funding.
Goals and Outcomes
- Increase the community capacity of rural towns
- Improve regional collaboration between nonprofits and public entities such as businesses
- Build relationships and facilitate networking between rural stakeholders
- Grow rural advocates
- Develop new strategies for building resilient communities