RCAP Board Votes to Approve Three New Board Members

July 19, 2018 | Blog, General RCAP News

Washington, DC (July 19, 2018) – The Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) is a network of non-profit organizations working to build a resilient rural America. Working in every state across the country, RCAP takes in a holistic approach to ensure access to safe drinking water, protect water quality, foster economic prosperity, and improve quality of life.


The RCAP Board of Directors voted last week to approve three new members to join the board: LaMonte Guillory, Jay Williams and Jessi Snyder. The new members bring with them decades of cumulative experience managing nonprofits and working to provide opportunities to rural communities.


“We are thrilled to have Jay, Jessi and LaMonte joining the RCAP Board,” said Nathan Ohle, RCAP’s Executive Director. “They all bring unique insights and perspectives that will greatly enhance our work, and we are excited to continue to build off the great work that is already being accomplished at RCAP. We greatly appreciate the leadership and dedication that Niel Ritchie and Mike Taylor displayed in their nine years on the RCAP Board and know that they will continue to stay engaged in this work.”


LaMonte Guillory joins the board with a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing rural communities. As the Chief Communications Officer and leader of the LOR Foundation, Guillory is experienced in facilitating, managing and designing inclusive approaches to philanthropy. He will bring with him to the Board his extensive knowledge of public relations, corporate communications and social media.


Jay Williams, the President of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and recently the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, understands how crucial providing technical assistance, training and building capacity in rural communities is for their success. Williams joins the board with experience ranging from his time at The White House to local government. Serving as the Mayor of Youngstown, OH from 2006-2011, Williams understands the critical importance of community growth and assistance.


Working as a Community Developer Manager at Self-Help Enterprises, a community development organization working with low-income families, Jessi Snyder works closely to provide local communities with drinking water and wastewater related services. She has experience in organizational budgeting, community outreach and knowledge of the water industry.


RCAP is a national non-profit network providing opportunity, assistance, and practical guidance to small communities in all fifty states, U.S. territories, and tribal lands to ensure access to safe drinking water, sanitary wastewater disposal, and economic prosperity for all of rural America. To learn more about RCAP, visit www.rcap.org.


Media Contact: Spenser Wempe

Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc.