Dear NACS Members,
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to helping the people of rural America this past year! Without you, many of those we serve would be facing a bleak winter and a more difficult future. With your help, we are working to improve their financial security and doing our part to make America stronger.
NACS now has more than 700 members and our membership is growing. For more than 40 years we have strived to help rural Americans and we know our voice is being heard locally, nationally, and in Washington D.C. In September, we launched a new federal legislative effort, coordinating the first Agricultural Lending Forum, with key industry partners. Together, we are pursuing goals aimed at securing broader access to rural credit.
Already we are looking to the year ahead, with multiple opportunities for your ideas and resolutions to be considered and put into action. The biggest event will be the National Convention, in Washington D.C., July 10th-14th. Past participants know this is an opportunity not-to-be-missed. We welcome all new members and encourage you to join your colleagues from around the country in the resolution process and networking.
We wish you and your families a wonderful Christmas and a safe, prosperous 2016!
Lisa Liska, President Clifford Russell, Zone A Rep
John Gehrke, Vice President Joseph Grier, Zone B Rep
Theresa Windham, Secretary Jeremey Burner, Zone C Rep
Tom Shelton, Treasurer Cheryl Brooks, Zone D Rep
Tanya Dostal, Past President
LeAnn is a Farm Loan Chief from New Mexico. She was elected NACS President at the June 2019 Convention.