National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack To Proclaim NARC&DC 50th Anniversary Week
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Washington DC: The NARC&DC Board of Directors and USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack declare September 23-29, 2012 as RC&D Week. RC&D Week 2012 will begin the year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the RC&D Program. This year’s event will be highlighted by the continued resurgence of local RC&D Council’s doing what they do best…making things happen in our local communities.
“RC&D Week gives us the opportunity to be vocal and visible in our efforts to show our local community that we are here to serve them and achieve solutions for the unmet needs in each of our communities,” said Olga Walter, President of the NARC&DC.
The NARC&DC hopes your efforts are well underway to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the RC&D Program. If not, it is not too late to begin your efforts. Help celebrate RC&D Week 2012 by telling your story in your own words and with your local passion. Tell your local community who you are, what you are doing—and why. Let everyone know that RC&D has been around for 50 years starting with its humble beginning out of the 1962 Food and Agriculture Act.
“This is a perfect time to show your local community how special RC&D is by telling your stories in community development AND natural resource protection,” said Andrew Gordon, Executive Director of the NARC&DC. Mr. Gordon continued on by stating that each RC&D Council should, “invite press and other key community leaders to your activities and follow your activities up by submitting a press release to your local and state newspapers highlighting your activities; hold an open house at your Council office; do a ribbon cutting or special event to commemorate one of your Council projects.”
President Walter asked that each RC&D Council, “Share your successes with us so we may better tell your story to those we are working with in Washington, DC.”