White House Establishes the First White House Rural Council

Last week, the White House announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council. President Obama created the Council by signing an Executive Order.

The Council will focus on job creation and economic development by increasing the flow of capital to rural areas, promoting innovation, expanding digital and physical networks, and celebrating opportunity through America’s natural resources. One of the key factors that will be discussed is expanding opportunities for conservation, outdoor opportunities and economic growth on working lands and public lands.

IASCD will monitor the happenings of the Rural Council, and let districts know of any new opportunities that may arise.

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