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Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrew Gordon, Executive Director, NARC&DC
January 27, 2015
The National Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils Announces Award to Tombigbee RC&D Council
The National Association of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) is very pleased to announce that Tombigbee Resource Conservation and Development Council of Tuscaloosa, Alabama has been reauthorized as a Premier member of the NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program, one of the few RC&D Councils out of 375 to qualify for this elite status.
The NARC&DC Circle of Diamonds program provides a proactive means for RC&D Councils to demonstrate that they are complying with legal requirements and best non-profit management practices. The program has three tiers or levels: Basic, Enhanced, and Premier. By earning Premier level membership, Tombigbee RC&D Council, has clearly demonstrated its ability to adhere to the highest standards of governance and administration and its effectiveness in public outreach and partnership management. The RC&D Council’s policies and practices, as well as its inspiring vision for the future of its community, make it a model for all of us who strive to faithfully serve our communities and be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
The National Association of RC&D Councils heartily congratulates Tombigbee RC&D, on this well-deserved honor.
The NARC&DC represents America’s Resource Conservation and Development Councils, non-profit organizations that work to protect natural resources and develop rural economies. RC&D Councils are grassroots organizations comprised of community members and local government representatives. They deliver resource conservation and community development assistance throughout rural America, including soil and water quality projects, job creation programs, and renewable energy assistance.