Pictured from Left to Right: NWAEDD Tina Cole, ARDC Commissioner James Myatt, Mayor Kevin Johnston, Governor Asa Hutchinson, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, AEDC VP of Operations Amy Fecher, ARDC Commissioner Jamie Pafford-Gresham, Rural Services Director Alex Johnston.
Governor Asa Hutchinson, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, AEDC Vice President of Operations Amy Fecher and Rural Services Director Alex Johnston presented $261,512.35 to 27 rural communities on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The communities were selected for Fiscal Year 2017 Cycle I funding through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program.
In attendance were representatives receiving an Arkansas Rural Community Development grant on behalf of Gentry in Benton County. Gentry received a grant for $15,000.00 to install a walking trail within the Flint Creek Nature Center Trailhead.