David Conine – Conine has worked for the past seven years with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC). In this role, he assisted the housing needs of low-income residents and provided much needed information on the USDA housing programs and the broader issues of rural community and economic development in conjunction with USDA’s Rural Development staff. Conine worked to provide technical assistance on grant applications and training programs on housing organization staffs, including construction, supervisors, and assisting to have more plans to develop housing that is more energy efficient for low income residents.
Shortly after Conine’s appointment was announced, he traveled to Washington, D.C., for orientation in his new post. On the morning of Sept. 1, his photo happened to appear on the front page of the Style section of The Washington Post
in an article about a staff assistant in the White House Visitors Office (“Today, He’s the White House’s Tour de Force”