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Rural Policy Forum: 300 Leaders At Bullion Plaza August 2-4

Globe-Miami will be in the state spotlight in two weeks when Local First Arizona brings the 16th Annual Rural Policy Forum to Bullion Plaza in Miami. More than 300 rural leaders and stakeholders are expected to convene for two days of sessions, receptions, workshops and speakers

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Rural Policy Forum: 300 Leaders  At Bullion Plaza August 2-4
Rural Policy Forum: 300 Leaders  At Bullion Plaza August 2-4

Time & Location

Aug 03, 9:00 AM – Aug 04, 9:00 AM

Miami, 150 N Plaza Cir, Miami, AZ 85539, USA

About the Event

Globe-Miami will be in the state spotlight in two weeks when Local First Arizona brings the 16th Annual  Rural Policy Forum to Bullion Plaza in Miami. More than 300 rural leaders and stakeholders are expected to convene for two days of sessions, receptions, hands-on workshops and keynote presentations. Hosted in a different town or city each year, this event connects rural economic development professionals, community leaders, business owners, nonprofits, and other rural stakeholders and advocates interested in sustaining rural communities. Participants will learn strategies from national experts and hear success stories from around Arizona that will give our rural leaders the tools, resources, and relationships they need to face current challenges. Arizona’s Rural Policy Forum provides skills-building, networking, relationship development, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned relevant to the needs and services in rural Arizona. Activities include capacity-building sessions, networking receptions, and focused breakouts, such as the funders’ roundtable, where rural communities and nonprofits can connect their visionary projects and local needs to grant-makers who are potential future partners. Conference registration is $135 online at   localfirstaz.com/events/2023-rural-policy-forum. Keynote speakers include Globe Mayor Al Gameros on Monday, and Arizona Office of Resiliency’s Maren Mahoney on Tuesday. Workshop topics include * The voice of rural Arizona on needs & priorities

* Decoding infrastructure funding

* Incubate & accelerate business prosperity

* Rural resource roundup

* Rural development reimagined

* Grassroots food systems for stronger communities

* Rural funders’ roundtable

* The rural workforce of the future

* Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem Optional activities include a Wednesday tour from 12:00 – 5:00 pm highlighting successes and projects such as Besh Ba Gowah Park & Museum and also Globe’s new aquatic complex; the Hill Street School Housing Project, Gila County Provisional Community College District – Globe/Miami Regional Training Center; Pin Drop Travel Trailers and Downtown Miami. A Thursday evening  forum celebration dinner will include food trucks and live music, “and a taste of the copper corridor’s best wines” (tickets are $35 plus fees).

The Arizona Rural Policy Forum, presented by Local First Arizona and the Arizona Rural Development Council, connects rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities. Our goal is to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories around Arizona that will give our rural leaders the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges. Sponsoring partners include Freeport-McMoRan, Gila Community College, APS, Arizona Community Foundation, SRP, OneAZ Credit Union, Growth Partners Arizona. Read more and register online at   localfirstaz.com/rpf-agenda  or call (602) 956-0909.

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