Stop by RDI’s exhibit table at the Embracing Our Treasure conference for a free ‪#‎WeAreRural‬ sticker to proudly display your love of rural!


Senator Jeff Merkley joined the president of The Ford Family Foundation and local County Commissioners in paying a visit to Powers Elementary School to learn more about the project to refurbish the school playground.


After nearly a decade of service with RDI, Maurizio Valerio is starting a new chapter.


RDI's Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop is being offered to nonprofits in Douglas, Josephine, and Lane counties starting in June.


Anyone interested in rolling up their sleeves and working to make Myrtle Creek a more vibrant community is encouraged to attend an Economic Vitality Roadmap meeting on May 16.


Leadership training, length of service in the field, and mentorship by leaders in rural development have all prepared Heidi Khokhar for leading through transition.


RDI's First Impressions program is helping Grants Pass create quick action plans to further support the vitality of local businesses and the community.


Today we say goodbye to RDI Executive Director Craig Smith as he retires after a 25-year journey with RDI and rural communities across the Pacific Northwest.


Tom Gallagher, former Director of the Ford Institute for Community Building, was honored for his lasting contribution to public service excellence at PSU's Celebrating Public Service event.


As he looks toward retirement in April, RDI's Executive Director Craig Smith reflects on the last 25 years with RDI and rural communities around the northwest.