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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. 

RDC Fact Sheet

Click here for the complete details on current work priorities.

Current appointed members of the RDC are: 

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

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

Shawn Kessel, Bismarck, interim Commerce Commissioner

Megan Laudenschlager of Minot, executive director of Strengthen ND

KayCee Lindsey of Crosby, executive director of Divide County Job Development Corp.

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

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

Janne Myrdal of Edinburg, a farmer and state senator

Carol Peterson of Milnor, economic development coordinator

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

Daniel Stenberg of Watford City, McKenzie County economic development coordinator


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 November 23, 2021
File Size: 135 kb

RDC Meeting Minutes August 17, 2021
File Size: 127 kb

Rural Development Meeting Minutes May 26, 2021
File Size: 114 kb

RDC Meeting Minutes May 18, 2021
File Size: 180 kb

RDC Meeting Minutes February 16, 2021
File Size: 169 kb

RDC Meeting Minutes November 30, 2020
File Size: 143 kb

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

RDC Meeting Minutes October 14, 2019
File Size: 152 kb

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