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.
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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
, interim Commerce Commissioner
Megan Laudenschlager of Minot, executive director of Strengthen ND
, 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
, 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.