One of our goals with this podcast is breaking down the silos of our work in water.
In this episode, which kicks off Season 2, Nathan Ohle reflects on his experience leading RCAP, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, for the past five years and the deeper water sector context he’ll bring to his new position at the International Economic Development Council.
- Meet Nathan
- Nathan’s Water Heroes:
- RCAP’s rebranding
- Takeaways and surprises from RCAP work
- Water infrastructure is an economic development problem
- Improving communication
- Potential pitfalls of unprecedently funding
- Nathan’s new role at IEDC
- Nathan’s social media
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About the Guest
At the time of our recording Nathan Ohle was serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), a national network of non-profits focused on access water, economic development, and capacity building for rural communities across the country. RCAP’s work in assisting some of the smallest rural communities in the US helps to build capacity and opportunity in every state across the country. Nathan previously served as the Senior Advisor at the US Economic Development Administration (EDA), and served on the White House Rural Council, leading the engagement in place-based initiatives across the Department of Commerce. Nathan was recently selected as one of 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in economic development internationally.