RURAL ACTION ROUNDTABLE ON EQUITY

The Rural Action Roundtable on Equity (RARE) serves as CSG’s equity partner, providing strategic direction, setting priorities, building relationships, and ensuring critical analysis to guide CSG’s work.

RARE to composed of leading rural practitioners and thought leaders. Their leadership has been instrumental in guiding and grounding the ongoing development and implementation of the Thrive Rural Framework.

Together, CSG and RARE focus on building and connecting the field of equitable rural development and content using a race, place, and class equity lens to ground and proof our analysis, content, and strategies.

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Lakota Vogel

Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund

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Stephanie Tyree

Executive Director, WV Community Development Hub

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Jessica Stago

Director of Business Incubator, Change Labs

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Ines Polonius

CEO, Communities Unlimited, Inc.

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Adenola Osinubi

Research Fellow, Center on Rural Innovation

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Felecia Lucky

President, Black Belt Community Foundation

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Janice Ikeda

Executive Director, Vibrant Hawaiʻi

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Zoraima Diaz-Pineda

Director of Policy, Come Dream Come Build

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Ernestor De La Rosa

Deputy City Manager, Dodge City, Kansas

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Nils Christoffersen

Executive Director, Wallowa Resources

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Justin Burch

Program Director, Workforce Development, Rural LISC

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Calvin Allen

Director, Rural Forward NC

Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group