August 3, 2017
The impactful people, projects and ideas that make this region strong will again be celebrated at the third annual Ideas to Actions Summit, an event hosted by the Red River Regional Council (RRRC). The event is set for November 2, 2017 at the Minto Community Center.
“We are excited to continue with the Ideas to Actions Summit take a bit of time to recognize people, ideas and projects moving communities forward throughout the region,” said Dawn Keeley, Executive Director of the RRRC.
The RRRC is seeking nominations for the 2017 North Star, Catalyst and Determination Awards. The North Star Award will go to an idea that illuminates opportunities or creates a guiding light for progress within a community; the Catalyst Award will recognize an individual who acts as a kickstarter for an idea or a project; and the Determination Award will recognize a successful project that created a significant impact on a community.
The purpose of the Ideas to Actions Summit is to create excitement about the potential of the region’s communities, and to recognize the excellent work of the region’s leaders and communities. The agenda includes a networking social, the keynote presentations which will include speakers addressing the topic of marketing our small towns and changing the rural narrative in northeast North Dakota, and the awards presentation. All events will be held at the Grafton Public School’s Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public.
More information about the award criteria and how to complete a nomination form can be accessed several ways – at the RRRC’s website at www.redriverrc.com; the RRRC’s Facebook page; by calling the RRRC office at 701.352.3550 to request a form be mailed to you; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for nominations is September 22, 2017. The awards will be presented at the Ideas to Actions Summit in November.
The RRRC is one of eight regional planning councils in North Dakota established in 1973 to enhance the ability of local governments to jointly plan, address issues, and seize opportunities that transcend individual boundaries. The RRRC serves Region IV which includes Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, and Walsh Counties. More information can be found at www.redriverrc.com.