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             

Check out the Governance Team’s 2016/2017 work plan here. Our 2016/2017 work plan is coming soon! 

The Governance team has successfully funded the following: 

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