Regional
2:21 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

USDA Rural Development State Director Meeting With Residents

Credit NM USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner

USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner announced today he will begin an effort to listen to the public about issues affecting those living in rural New Mexico.  The first set of meetings begins tomorrow and on Wednesday in Silver City and Deming.

Brunner decided to begin this type of outreach because he wants to hear about the issues facing the rural areas of the state so Rural Development can be better prepared to support and create sustainable rural communities.

The informal meeting is called, “Give your two cents to Terry”. Since becoming State Director three years ago, Brunner found many of the conversations he had began with someone saying, “Let me give you my two cents.” From those conversations Brunner has learned about the various issues facing rural New Mexico. 

Brunner is hoping that he will expand his knowledge about the challenges that rural New Mexican’s face in areas including; housing, clean water, the creation of jobs, and the expansion of broadband and electrical service.

Any member of a community, its local government leaders, business leaders and directors of non-profit organizations are invited to meet with the State Director to express their ideas in this non-formal setting.

Tuesday November 20, 2012 4:00 PM

What?       Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development State Director will conduct an informal meeting called “Give your two cents to Terry”

Where?     City of Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Avenue, Bayard, New Mexico 88023

 

Wednesday November 21, 2012 8:00 AM

What?       Terry Brunner, USDA Rural Development State Director will conduct an informal meeting called “Give your two cents to Terry”

Where?     La Fonda Restaurant, 601 East Pine Street, Deming, NM 88030