Why organizations belong to ColPac RC&EDD
“Our granges in Wahkiakum County were searching for a program which would help us work on community service projects. Bob Webb, the USDA Soil Conservation Service man in Wahkiakum County told us about the RC&D program back in 1972. We had a number of public meetings in several grange halls and then formed Columbia-Pacific RC&D in May 1972. I like the grass roots aspect of RC&Ds.”
Carlton E. Appelo
“I am a member of the Columbia-Pacific RC&EDD for the opportunity to network and collaborate, particularly through the EDD (Economic Development District)."
“ I support the RC&EDD because I care about my community.”
I support the RC&EDD for several reasons:
- For the benefit of partnerships dealing with common issues and concerns.
- For political advocacy at the state and county levels.
- For taking on regional issues that a single entity could not tackle alone.
- For increased economic development on a regional level which means more jobs.
- For regional tourism which brings people to small communities.
I initially got active in the RC&D because I saw them helping other communities with issues similar to ours. I continue to be active for the opportunity to build relationships regionally, and address economic development issues on a regional basis.
The EDC (Economic Development Council) of Mason County belongs to the RC&EDD because we see it as the best organization through which to promote regional economic enhancement.
Involvement in Columbia-Pacifc RC&EDD is a grassroots opportunity that offers personal growth, leadership development and empowerment to individuals who actively participate.