Lisa Hurley elected as Secretary-Treasurer of Board of Directors

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18 Nov 2021


Ankeny, Iowa – The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) has unanimously elected Lisa Hurley to the role of Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors. Hurley will assume her role on January 1st, 2022.

Hurley, a Certified Economic Developer and Economic Developer Master Practitioner is the Executive Director of York County Development Corporation in Nebraska. Hurley focuses her efforts on coordinating Business (Retention, Expansion, Recruitment, and Development), marketing efforts, and overseeing other YCDC efforts including housing and workforce efforts.   

“NREDA has been very important to me during my career as I have been a member since 2016,” said Hurley. “I joined the NREDA Board in 2020 and serve as the co-chair of the Publications and Marketing committee. I look forward to serving in a leadership role and staying involved in the organization.”

"All NREDA activities are designed to help members succeed in meeting the diverse economic development objectives and challenges faced by rural developers and the communities they serve," said NREDA President Garry Clark. "The Association supports its members and economic development allies with networking and educational publications, a comprehensive annual conference, and advanced economic development education workshops and webinars.” Clark continues, “We are very pleased to have Lisa join the Executive Committee as Secretary-Treasurer and continue through the chairs of leadership to serve the members and advance NREDA’s mission.” 

“Congratulations to Lisa Hurley for being elected to this well-deserved position on the NREDA Board of Directors. This is another great example of Lisa’s commitment to and passion for Economic Development. Lisa is so well respected among her colleagues and we are lucky to have her as our Executive Director of the YCDC.” Jim Ulrich, Board President YCDC


NREDA is an organization of economic development professionals focused upon the issues and opportunities of rural America. It is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of its membership through ongoing education and networking programs, while serving as an information source and conduit for developers, site selectors and prospective businesses to NREDA members and the areas they serve. For more information about NREDA visit or contact NREDA headquarters at (515) 284-1421.


Kailah Schmitz, CAE, Executive Director
National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA)
Phone: (515) 284-1421

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