RuraLead is a collaborative effort led by Rural Development Initiatives with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and multiple regional partners, hosting learning journeys and conducting interviews with rural leaders, leadership practitioners, and philanthropists that bring to light conditions and programs that support and impact rural leaders across the United States.
MCEDD board member Buck Jones was nominated as an inspiring rural Northwest leader by MCEDD, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Gorge Grown Food Network, and The Next Door, Inc, with the support of MRG Foundation Since Time Immemorial Fund Grant Committee, Northwest Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition, and Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance. Read more here.
Buck will be featured in a video for the “Leaders in Transitioning Rural Economies” session of the Northwest Learning Journey. He will share stories about the communities he works with and the economic transitions taking place at this time. Join Buck in this virtual learning session on October 9, 10-11:45 am by registering here.