Ami Keiffer joined RCAP in April 2022 as an Environmental Program Manager with our training team. Ami has spent the past 3 years with RCAC, the western RCAP partner, as a technical assistance provider in both environmental and rural economic development programs. She has spent over 10 years in community and economic development and has seen her career grow from being a Main Street manager of a rural community to infrastructure project management for state agencies to working in grant program management for RCAP.
Track: TAP Skills: Strategy
Title: What Do We Want to Do as a Network for DEI?
Day/Time: Tuesday, 8/16 | 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Track: TAP Skills: Regionalization
Title: Regionalization for Resiliency: Partnerships Before, During and After an Emergency
Day/Time: Thursday, 8/18 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Description: With the rise of natural disasters, and with an eye on climate change and its direct impact on resources, it is essential rural communities and tribal entities brace themselves when a disaster strikes. Regional collaboration is a tool small water and wastewater systems should consider in helping to achieve compliance, long-term sustainability, and resiliency. There are many examples of partnerships born out of crisis whether that is being part of a mutual aid agreement, having backup operations in case of COVID or other absences, or having an emergency interconnect between water systems. In this session, we will dig into some of these examples, and share real-world case studies, as well as resources to help implement these types of partnerships and programs in the communities TAPs, are working in.