REAP Program Advisory Committee Meets
An advisory committee
drawn from across rural Nebraska helps shape REAP.
REAP is a program of the Center for Rural Affairs. A
board of directors of from 12 to 24 governs the Center.
The board determines policy and overall direction of the
organization and meets on a quarterly basis.
The board plays an active role in the development of
Center programs. Each board member serves on one of
three program advisory committees (REAP being one) that
provide quarterly oversight of program activities and
guide the annual planning process.
Directors also serve on at least one institutional
committee. Those include Resource Development and
Communications, Budget and Finance, Board Development
and Nominations, and Grievance.
The REAP Program Committee meeting will be held in
conjunction with the Center for Rural Affairs board
meeting on June 28 at Broken Bow, with location and time
These quarterly meetings are moved around the state and
are open to anyone interested in the work of the Center,
and in our case, interested in the work of REAP and in
small, rural business development in general.
Center staff relies on the experience and views of
Committee members to frame the Center’s work to fulfill
its mission. Views, opinions, and decisions offered/made
by committee members are respected and used by the
staff. Committee members can expect their contributions
to have an impact on how we do our work.
The responsibilities of REAP Advisory Committee members
- Members are fully committed and dedicated to the
mission of the Center for Rural Affairs.
- Attend, prepare, and participate in a minimum of
two of the four committee meetings per year.
- Ask timely, substantive questions at committee
- Bring a sense of humor to committee deliberations.
- Suggest discussion and agenda items.
- Avoid even the appearance of a “conflict of
interest” that might embarrass the board or the
Center, and disclose any possible conflicts to the
Committee in a timely fashion.
Please consider volunteering your time as a REAP
Advisory Committee member and attending the next
Advisory Committee meeting.