The Governance Team is focused on facilitating, promoting, and engaging research connections to better understand and improve the formal and informal mechanisms and tools by which rural communities and regions organize themselves for economic, political and social objectives. The Governance Team helps to examine the implications of governance structures, processes, and policies that impact rural communities.


Team Lead: Kathleen Kevany –        

Team Support: Sarah Minnes –

View team members’ contact information and organizations here.


Interested in joining the governance team? Contact Sarah Minnes 

Twitter: @rplc_capr #RPLC_GOV

Have a rural governance question? Contact an expert             

Looking for funding? See our work plan for details about funding opportunities and more about our team’s mandate and activities!

Upcoming Funding Deadlines: 

  • Conference/Networking Funding: Applications due August 10, 2017. Click here for application and submission instructions.

The Governance team has successfully funded the following: 

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