The mission of the Alabama Association of RC&D is to accelerate the conservation, development, and utilization of natural resources; to improve the general level of economic activity; and to enhance the quality of life in Alabama. This association is an umbrella organization for the nine RC&D Councils, all 501-(c) 3 nonprofits that cover all 67 counties in the state. Each Council has a Board of Directors and adopts a plan of work for its area in cooperation with the USDA-NRCS and local partners. Alabama has nine RC&D Councils and a State Association which basically serves as an umbrella non-profit to assist all the individual Councils. Alabama RC&Ds are very fortunate to receive significant funds from the State. We have faced funding cuts but continue to receive support from the State. Alabama RC&D Councils depend on the leadership abilities and unique skills within the communities they serve. In essence, it is local people identifying their problems and opportunities and dealing with them, with a little help from the government and from others. That is why so many worthwhile projects have been undertaken and accomplished throughout the state. Another significant accomplishment of Alabama RC&Ds has been the rekindling of community spirit. There are so many ways to describe RC&D; but in Alabama we believe it is basically people doing things for other people. The nine Alabama RC&D Councils and the State Association are proud of their accomplishments; but believe there is much more that can be done to make our communities a better place to live, work, and play. They continue to be dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and developing the state’s natural and human resources.
P.O. Box 3128
Montgomery, AL 36109
Resource Type: Community Development, Resources