Pathfinder to attend Rural LISC Conference
Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016
Pathfinder Services, Inc. is pleased to announce it will send John Niederman, president, and Jan Baumgartner, home ownership center director, to the Rural LISC Seminar May 24 to 26, an annual national conference for rural community development professionals. This year’s seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., and provides unique opportunities to visit with Congressional representatives on Capitol Hill, gain valuable insight into ways to improve our community and offer networking opportunities with rural colleagues from around the country.
Lisa Mensah, USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development, will welcome attendees with a keynote address about rural issues and the USDA. Other highlights will include sessions about: Reinvesting in Rural America – a plenary featuring speakers from the Independent Bankers of America and the USDA. Small Business Development – a panel discussion by GROW South Dakota; Northern Initiatives in Marquette, MI.; Hope Enterprise Corporation in Jackson, MS.; and Communities United in Arkansas. Rural Creative Place Making – a panel featuring South Carolina Arts Commission; National Endowment for the Arts, Tucker County Development Authority in Thomas, WV; Dance Place, Washington, DC; and ArtPlace America, Brooklyn, New York.
“Pathfinder Services exemplifies the very best in innovative programming to their community, and we are delighted that they are attending this year’s Seminar,” said Suzanne Anarde, Rural LISC Program vice president.