The 9th Annual Arizona Rural Policy Forum will be held at the Clark Memorial Clubhouse in Clarkdale, Arizona, August 6 through 7, 2015. This annual forum, hosted by the Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC), a program of the Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF), will connect 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 around Arizona that will give our rural leaders the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges,” said Kimber Lanning, Director of the AZRDC and LFAF. “We are looking forward to a dynamic event to further drive economic development in rural Arizona.”
The 2015 Rural Policy Forum 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 receptions and grant maker one on ones.
Registration for the 2015 Rural Policy Forum is now open. Early bird registration is $99 until July 15 and includes attendance at the two-day conference, four meals, and many opportunities to network with stakeholders from around Arizona. Attendees can find more information and register here: http://azrdc.org/2015-rural-policy-forum/
Stay tuned for an updated schedule including, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and workshops that will focus on a variety of important topics pertaining to rural economic development.