We provide opportunities for rural communities.
We take a grassroots approach in responding to community need by connecting with rural leadership, facilitating resources, and providing advocacy.
We are not big city outsiders; we do not come in and take over. We, too, are rural residents. We collaboratively build relationships. We listen first, then exchange ideas to reach long-term solutions. The community dictates the level and speed of services. They control their destiny.
We respect rural community leadership and residents. They are the experts on their community. We’re not going to tell them what to do. We’re looking for them to tell us what we can do for them. We’re here to open doors and make connections. It’s about facilitating information and resources — getting them connected.
We are here to provide a breadth and depth of expertise through our network of partners to advance rural communities. By collaborating with a wide range of organizations, we give a singular regional voice to rural communities — one strong voice rather than many.
SJVRDC does not provide direct services to residents but rather local governments and organizations that serve rural residents. We offer services to both public and private sector entities serving rural communities. We can expand our services if there are additional needs. We are agile and resourceful.
We are here to help. Let’s create thriving rural communities together.
Learn more from director Ismael Herrera in this segment of Valley Life on KMPH Fox 26.
Valley Life, KMPH Fox 26. Oct 22, 2014