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NWAEDD Hosts Outreach & Opportunities Summit

NWAEDD hosted our first annual Outreach & Opportunities Summit at the John Paul Hammerschmidt Conference Center on June 4, 2015. We would like to thank all of the mayors, county judges, and other city/county representatives for attending and making it a successful event. It was certainly great to see all nine of our counties represented!

Johnny James - USDA

Johnny James – USDA

North Arkansas College provided a great venue for us at the JPH Conference Center and Western Sizzlin served a wonderful lunch. So a big thank you goes out from NWAEDD to both.

We would also like to give a special thanks to all of our presenters. Rep. Branscum and Rep. Ballinger provided some great insight on the 2015 legislative session and the special session that just occurred. Johnny James and his team from USDA, Jennifer Oakley from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Alex Johnston from the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, Dan Hendrix from the Arkansas World Trade Center, and Drew Williams from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission all gave very informative presentations as well. Thanks to everyone for making this event a success.

Parks & Tourism Workshop a Success

Parks & Tourism Workshop May 2015

Parks & Tourism Workshop May 2015

NWAEDD hosted a grants workshop with the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism to discuss their Outdoor Recreation Grants Program. The event was well attended with all nine NWAEDD counties being represented. Mike Sprague and Matt McNair represented Parks and Tourism.  If you were unable to attend and are interested in one of these grant programs, please contact our office at 870-741-5404. Below is a description of each grant program. continue reading…