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Rural Development Council

The Rural Development Council (RDC) supports the development of rural communities across the state through collaboration between government and nonprofit and private sectors.  

The council is charged with facilitating collaboration among governments and the private and nonprofit sectors in the planning and implementation of programs and policies that have an impact on rural areas of the state. Members also monitor, report and comment on policies and programs aimed at addressing the needs of rural areas of North Dakota. 

Click here for the complete details on current work priorities.

Current appointed members of the RDC are: 

Daniel Stenberg of Watford City, McKenzie County economic development coordinator 

Carol Peterson of Milnor, director of the Milnor Economic Development Corp. 

Megan Laudenschlager of Minot, executive director of Strengthen ND 

Joyce “Jt” Shining One Side of Dunseith, an educator at Dunseith Public School 

Dawn Mandt of Grafton, executive director of the Red River Regional Council 

Janne Myrdal of Edinburg, a farmer and state senator 

Lindsey Lipp of Casselton, associate scientist in process and product design at Aldevron 

KayCee Lindsey of Crosby, executive director of the Divide County Job Development Authority

Gwendolyn Crawford of Kathryn, Lisbon auditor and economic development director 

Jay Doan of McKenzie, a rancher with Black Leg Ranch 

Antoinette Heier of Hazen, executive director of the Hazen Chamber of Commerce 

Teran Doerr of Bowman, executive director of the Bowman County Development Corp. 

The North Dakota Rural Development Council is North Dakota’s chapter of the National Rural Development Partnership Program, uniting the state’s private and nonprofit sectors with state, federal, local and tribal governments to strengthen rural America. 
 


Meeting Minutes
RDC Meeting Minutes June 15th, 2020
File Size: 204 kb

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