About the RC&D

Mission

The Mission of the Panoramaland RC&D Council is to enable the people of South Central Utah to plan, develop and improve their social, economic and environmental conditions.

Vision

The Panoramaland RC&D Council will be a creative and successful organization of community partnerships that heighten the vision, values, and heritage of South Central Utah.

BROCHURES:

RC&D Brochure 2015

Panoramaland RC&D Brochure 2011

RC&D Brochure_National 2010

RC&D_Brochure UTAH

Panoramaland RC&D Bylaws FINAL_10.30.07

RC&D 101

It’s the community-driven collaboration and communication that goes on between all these pieces of RC&D that make it work.  The RC&D is a powerful way to help people change their communities for the better.  Get involved and help make things happen!

Authorized by Congress in February 1993 as the Panoramaland Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), a 501(c)3 non-profit, a public/private partnership engaging local leaders to promote their local economy and whose mission is to enable the people of South Central Utah to plan, develop and improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. The RC&D Council is a creative and successful organization of community partnerships that heighten the vision, values, and heritage of South Central Utah.

Panoramaland RC&D is headquartered in Richfield and serves six counties, which include Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne.

The R&CD can sponsor program’s and project’s meeting the R&CD Vision and Mission to form community partnerships, engage local citizens and improve, heighten, and support the well-being of its citizens. The RC&D acts as the fiscal agent for project’s providing administrative oversight and program direction.

Six County Map

RC&D Area Map Utah NRCS (See Links to right if map unviewable)

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ut/people/partners/?cid=nrcs141p2_034275

The RC&D Council provides a focal point of local leadership to bring together private citizens and local, state and federal agencies to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area. It has a proven ability and strength of leadership to engage and accomplish projects from the local to the state level. The RC&D activates community support with Council members who are local representative, all serving as volunteers.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) formerly provided a full-time coordinator for each authorized RC&D Council through April 15, 2011 until the federal funding was discontinued for RC&D support.

Overview of RC&D’s

The RC&D program started back in the 1960’s to address rural poverty and help rural communities generate sustainable natural resource-based economies.  Although today, many RC&D areas are not rural and are not poor, the need for the RC&D program is just as strong as ever.  RC&D is not the same-old, same-old – RC&D is collaborative, multi-level, action-oriented, and inclusive.  Sometimes, “RC&D” is difficult to explain and quantify. However, the RC&D approach is to engage local people and organizations to collaboratively solve community problems through a series of locally-driven projects completed in RC&D areas across the country.

The RC&D Area

RC&D areas are locally-sponsored areas designated by the Secretary of Agriculture for RC&D technical and financial assistance.  The Panoramaland RC&D Area includes the following counties:  Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne.

The RC&D Council

The RC&D Council is the heart of the RC&D concept.  The Council is a volunteer-based nonprofit entity that is established and run by local representative to carry out the mission of the RC&D.  The Council is composed of members that are key community leaders in land conservation, water management, environmental enhancement, economic and community development.

The RC&D Council members need to be action-oriented volunteers and leaders that help the Council address needs in the community through good planning and project implementation. In this “make it happen” style, the Council also periodically evaluates its progress and gathers input from the community.

The RC&D Council’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors manage the affairs of the RC&D Council as an incorporated 501(c)(3).  The Board formally approves the mission, policies, budget, and projects.  Board members have legal and fiduciary responsibilities including: Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, and Duty of Obedience. Essentially, the Board of Directors ensures that the organization is well-managed and running properly in order to obtain the objectives of the RC&D Council.

RC&D Functions

As a 501(c)3 non-profit the RC&D can serve as a fiscal agent for grant funding and donations.  It can provide administrative and technical support for community based projects.

RC&D 101

It’s the community-driven collaboration and communication that goes on between all these pieces of RC&D that make it work.  The RC&D is a powerful way to help people change their communities for the better.  Get involved and help make things happen!

To watch a video about Panoramaland RC&D please visit the following YouTube link: Panoramaland RC&D YouTube Video

Board Members

CHAIR: Lee Freeman (Sevier)  Contact: (435) 979-5091 or panoramalandrcd.chairman@gmail.com

VICE CHAIR: Steven Clark –  (Sanpete)  Contact: (435) 427-0561  or s.clark@cut.net

TREASURER: Kay Monroe    – (SEVIER)  Contact: (435) 201-4706 or monroe_kay@msn.com

SECRETARY: OPEN

Randy McKnight (Juab), Mike Turner (Sevier), Kirk Rasmussen (Sevier), LaRea Rasmussen (Sevier), and Dillon Monroe (Sevier)

REPRESENTATION NEEDED FROM: PIUTE, MILLARD AND WAYNE COUNTIES

Board duties description:

  • Chairperson—The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Panoramaland RC&D Council, Inc. and shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees of the council.  The Chairperson shall have such powers and shall perform such other duties as established by the Board of Trustees.  The authority to sign grants, agreements, contracts, and other documents on behalf of the Council will lie with the Chairperson or Chairperson’s designee.
  •  Vice-Chairperson—The Vice-Chairperson shall preside in the absence of the Chairperson and when so acting shall have all the powers of and be subject to all restrictions of the Chairperson.
  •  Secretary –The Secretary shall oversee the record of proceedings of the RC&D Council, meetings of the Board of Trustees, and meetings of the Executive Officers.
  •  Treasurer— The Treasurer shall oversee financial records of the organization, and shall review the council’s financial audit reports in keeping with council policy.

Entire Board:

Govern the organization

  • Determine Board philosophy, responsibilities and norms.
  • Set policies for internal workings – meetings, agendas, financial management, fundraising, board recruitment, operations, role of officers and committees, etc.
  • Monitor progress toward reaching goals
  • Meet all requirements of a tax exempt organization (maintaining minutes, financial records, completing reports, etc.)

Paint the “big picture”

  • Develop a clear vision and mission for the organization
  • Develop long range plan and set goals

 Individual Board Members:

Assure stakeholders are well served

  • Assure that the organization has a clearly defined vision, mission and plan of action
  • Oversee resource utilization to assure activities reach organizational goals
  • Assure the organization follows prudent and ethical practices

Recognize your “Ownership” role

  • Regularly attend meetings (quarterly)
  • Contribute time and effort
  • Express your ideas and opinions
  • Serve on a subcommittee
  • Participate in project activities
  • Abide by board policies and procedures
  • Leave a legacy to help your successors

 

*The RC&D is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, some itemized expenses are eligible as tax deductions, please consult your tax professional or visit www.irs.gov for information on Charitable Contributions.

Contact Information

Phone: (435) 979-5091 (Lee Freeman, Chair)
Email: panoramalandrcd.chairman@gmail.com or panoramalandrcd@hotmail.com

RC&D Councils
Congress created this public/private partnership as a way of engaging local leaders to promote their local economy by leveraging limited federal dollars. RC&D Councils Map http://www.rcdnet.org/storage/maps/mapAugust162012v3.html

Councils provide a focal point of local leadership and bring together private citizens and local, state and federal agencies to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of their area.

RC&D Councils have proven ability and strength of leadership to engage and accomplish projects from the local to the national level.

The USDA Secretary of Agriculture has designated 375 RC&D Areas. Designated RC&D Areas serve 85% of U.S. counties. Currently 25 more areas have pending applications to become a designated RC&D area.

The average RC&D Area covers 7 counties and the average RC&D Council has 14 sponsors. Nearly half of the Councils members are locally elected officials such as mayors, judges, or commissioners. All Council members serve as volunteers.

RC&D activates community support for over 180 million people in 2,614 counties in all 50 states, the Caribbean and the Pacific Basin.

RC&D Councils successfully leveraged the RC&D appropriation 8 to 1 to directly support conservation and economic development in local communities across the nation.

All RC&D Councils have Area Plans defining their goals and objectives. Councils serve as a conduit for USDA Programs that assist in Area Plan implementation.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provided a full-time coordinator for each authorized RC&D Council through April 15, 2011.