RUPRI President, Chuck Fluharty, to participate in discussion of White House Rural Council at NADO Policy Conference

April 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

The Future of the White House Rural Council

Established by President Obama in 2011, the White House Rural Council has provided a framework for addressing challenges in rural America. In launching several successful initiatives designed to grow the rural economy, the council has worked to streamline federal programs, engage stakeholders, and promote public-private sector partnerships. This session will look at the council’s successes with an eye toward how to continue a rural focus in a new administration.

Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission

Chuck Fluharty, President and CEO, Rural Policy Research Institute

Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Doug O’Brien, Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs, White House Domestic Policy Council