NREDA Presents Rural Economic Development Leadership Award

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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A delegation of over 100 members of National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) attended the Association's annual conference in Denver, Colorado last July at The Warwick Hotel Denver. Honored at the NREDA Awards Luncheon was John Bradford, formerly of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Raymondville, TX as the "2015 NREDA Rural Economic Development Leadership Award" recipient.

The Rural Economic Development Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the field of rural economic development. NREDA seeks to honor deserving individuals across America. Nominees may be economic development professionals or rural electric cooperative/rural telephone staff or board members. Nominees are those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in an economic development project resulting in the improvement of the quality of life, creation of new jobs, and opportunity for growth and development in rural America.

This is a very prestigious honor. John Bradford was chosen by a national selection committee representing electric and telephone cooperatives from across the nation. NREDA is a vital network of rural economic development professionals providing expertise and national leadership on rural issues.

Dennis Mingyar, NREDA Awards Chair says, "John Bradford is a man who believes in Rural America.  He is a man who is full of ideas but what makes him unique is that he makes his ideas a reality and those ideas make Rural America a better place to work, live and raise a family.  Nothing is beneath him when it comes to helping people, obtain grants and loans so people have access to technology, accomplished, serve on numerous community boards and provide vision, guidance and direction to the Community, accomplished, assist youth with better nutrition practices, accomplished.  Rural America is a better place because of John Bradford."

NREDA is an organization of economic development professionals focused upon the issues and opportunities of rural America. It is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of its membership through ongoing education and networking programs, while serving as an information source and conduit for developers, site selectors and prospective businesses to NREDA members and the areas they serve. For more information about NREDA visit or contact NREDA headquarters at (515) 284-1421.

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