Rural Community Alliance

Rural Candidates: Ricky Dale Harrington Jr.

Pursuing the Libertarian party nomination for Governor, Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. has adopted the state’s motto,“Regnat Populus”, as his official campaign slogan: The People Rule. Ricky has prioritized changing the […]

Rural Candidates: Doc Washburn

The Rural Candidates series has taken a turn to interview a gubernatorial candidate, Doc Washburn. Washburn was host of a local talk radio show in Little Rock for over seven […]

Rural Candidates: Mattie Allison

Longtime community advocate, Mattie Allison, is throwing her hat in the ring for Mayor of Marianna. Allison, a retired educator, has worked diligently over the years for her community and […]

Rural Candidates: Alan Yarbrough

Alan Yarbrough, retiring Searcy County School District Superintendent, is running for the newly-drawn Arkansas House of Representatives District 27. The district includes Baxter, Izard, Newton, Searcy, and Stone counties. A […]

Rural Candidates: Series trailer

In this new series, we’ll talk with rural candidates from across the state of Arkansas. Whether they’re running for school board or State Senator, we want to hear from them. […]

2021 Highlights

RCA launched two key programs: Afterschool Initiative and Cybersecurity training program.

Rural Roots: Shalondra Smith

With a passion to cultivate leaders, Shalondra Smith tells us about the love she has for Hughes and the importance of raising strong, young leaders. Arkansas Board of Apportionment: […]

Rural Roots: Bob King

From Marshall, Bob King joins us to share life in Searcy County. With a true vision of building a rural Arkansas that we’d all be proud to call home, Bob […]

Rural Roots: Coach Johnny Lomack

We’re joined by Coach Johnny Lomack from Elaine for this Rural Roots episode. Coach Lomack moved back home in 2019 and has since started an AAU team in his hometown. […]

Rural Roots: Chris Scallion

We’re joined by Chris Scallion from Paron for the second episode of our Rural Roots series. Take a listen as Chris describes life growing up in rural Arkansas and his […]