In 2023, we put together a list of our values that describe how we show up each day - for our organization and for rural Kansas. You might hear us refer to our values when we talk about what and why we do. The core list of values includes:
Rural is not less than.
Relationships are authentic, not transactional.
The Network is the bedrock of our work.
We want to do this work, and we want to do it in, with, and for Kansas.
We are curious and always learning.
We play the long game and create our future.
We don't let politics knock us off our purpose.
We help rural communities and their people level-up to be the best versions of themselves. They are the experts; we can help be the external nudge they might need.
Our definitions of equity and inclusion are informed by our longstanding commitment to put in the time, listen deeply, and engage all voices.