Empower Rural Iowa Initiative – ABI Member Participation Opportunity

July 19, 2018

On Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed her third executive order since becoming governor. It establishes three task forces to look at the biggest challenges in rural Iowa and come up with legislative, rulemaking and policy recommendations and solutions. ABI members can apply to serve on one of the task forces. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 1. If you would like to apply, click here. According to the press release, “The Investing in Rural Iowa Task Force will focus its recommendations on improving access to quality housing in rural Iowa. The Growing Rural Iowa Task Force will focus on identifying ways to encourage leadership development and strategic development in rural communities. The Connecting Rural Iowa Task Force will look into effectively and sustainably financing connectivity.” The effort will be co-chaired by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Sandy Ehrig of the Iowa Rural Development Council. Click here to read the full release. Many of the issues talked about at the press conference today will be discussed during the ABI public policy committee meetings in August. Make sure you’re registered to attend!