Marion County Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman attended the Kansas Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils annual meeting Sept. 17 and 18 in Emporia. Huffman is also president of Flint Hills Resource Conservation and Development.
Huffman saw presentations by Patty Clark, state director of rural development for U.S. Department of Agriculture. Clark reviewed federal changes and cuts and emphasized the importance of water in Kansas and the need to continue conservation efforts.
Central Kansas Community Foundation Executive Director Sandra Fruit presented about partnerships with community foundations. Betty Johnson discussed fundraising for non-profit organizations. Julie Roller of Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation gave a presentation about communicating with constituents through online newsletters.
The organization’s annual business meeting on Sept. 18 included reports from the resource conservation and development councils in the state.