2020/2021 RPD Steering Committee

RPD conference activities are collaboratively coordinated by a Regional Steering Committee comprised of rural nonprofit, government, and business leaders, Community Resource Center, and local foundation staff.

The Steering Committee is the primary organizing structure of a RPD event. The group’s purpose is to provide leadership, county representation, resource development, and financial management for the event. Planning this event requires a significant time commitment and is a highly rewarding process for dedicated individuals willing to work hard for the benefit of their communities.

Executive Committee

Co-Chair: Troy McCue 
Lincoln County Economic Development

Co-Chair: Candace Payne 
East Central Council of Governments

Event Coordinator: Jessica Weeks

Nellie Stagg
Community Resource Center

Elizabeth Berkeley
Community Resource Center

Program Subcommittee

Co-Chair: Jodi Walker
Kids at Their Best

Co-Chair: Cathy Walp
Wray 20/20 Group

Kandice Kramer
Morgan Community College

Gillian Laycock
The Garage Work Space

Katelyn Lammie
Caring for Colorado Foundation

Michelle Pemberton
Northeast Colorado Health Department

Kaitlin Johnson
Cheyenne County Economic Development

Erica Greenburg

Sara Doll
History Colorado State Historical Fund

Rush Seedorf
Baby Bear Hugs

Hospitality Subcommittee

Co-Chair: Becky Carter

Co-Chair: Raejean Palko
Eastern Colorado SBDC

Yvonne Draxler
Family Resource Center

Linda Messer
Lincoln Community Hospital

Marketing Subcommittee

Co-Chair: Karla Rosas
Centennial Mental Health Center

Co-Chair: Jaci Yula
Centennial Mental Health Center

Mike Bowers
Lone Star School

Rose Green
Colorado Health Foundation

Nicole Herrera
Centennial Mental Health Center

Trisha Herman
Phillips County Economic Development

Melissa Jensen
Centennial Area Health Education Center

For more information, please contact:

Nellie Stagg, Senior Program Director
303.623.1540 X170 or email hidden; JavaScript is required