The Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) Appoints New Director

Article by CEDA

The Center for Rural Policy and Development (CRPD) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Ron Zeigler, CEO/President of Community and Economic Development Associates, to the Board of Directors.  The CRPD, based in St. Peter, Minnesota., is a non-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefitingMinnesotaby providing its policy makers with an unbiased evaluation of issues from a rural perspective. To fulfill this mission, CRPD works with academic and non-academic researchers from throughout the state to design and conduct research projects.

The Center’s Board Members come from all over the state, representing a variety of interests. Thirteen are appointed by the Governor and two are appointed by the House and Senate leadership; all members represent different aspects of ruralMinnesota. Remaining members consist of five at large positions and are nominated then voted on by the Board Members themselves. The Board works closely with staff to help guide the direction of the Center, to set research priorities and to help make the Center a presence in the rural policy community.

Ron Zeigler states, “I am excited to be a part of the Center for Rural Policy to help provide a rural perspective to not only the Board but the policy makers of our state.”