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Sandra Schendt of Nelson is USDA Rural Development Clerk of the Year

Vicki Schurman
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USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul today presented a plaque to Sandra Schendt, Nelson City Clerk, for her excellence in performance for her community and for Eastern Nebraska Rural Development.

 “It is with great pleasure that we honor the clerk who has helped her city apply for USDA Rural Development funds for multiple projects and her willingness to help other communities with the USDA process,” said Moul.

The Eastern Nebraska USDA staff nominated Schendt because “she always is on top of servicing and went with staff of the Midwest Assistance Program to do the income survey for the sewer project.  She also does all the servicing for Elk Creek’s Community Center.  She also took charge of the library grant which Rural Development provided for equipment and is always willing to help the surrounding communities.  For example, Milligan is coming to look at the library in Nelson and discuss with Sandra how the process with USDA worked.  She has had other communities call her for her help on income surveys.  Her eagerness deserves to be recognized and USDA RD appreciates all she has done to assist in rural Nebraska,” the nomination said.

To find the nearest Rural Development contact for you in Nebraska visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/NE-Contact.html

For additional information on RD projects, please visit Rural Development’s new interactive web map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2013. The data can be found at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html.

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.