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The CENTRL Alumni Committee holds at least two Regional Connections throughout the year in  unique parts of the state. The events serve multiple purposes including reconnecting with alumni, recruiting future classes and meeting the current class. The Committee also helps to supplement and enhance the current class' curriculum by highlighting parts of Rural Arizona's economies that aren't covered: like tourism, the military, economic development, tribal relations and so much more! 

CRC Events

    • Thu, September 23, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express 151 W Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901
    Registration is closed

    Hear Bruce Vincent with Class 30 in Show Low

    Seminar 3 - Natural Resources 

    Thursday, September 23rd at 6:30pm
    Holiday Inn Express
    151 W Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901

    We'll hear from Bruce Vincent

    Bruce Vincent is a third generation logger from Libby, Montana. During the past 25 years, he has given motivational speeches throughout the United States and the world, has testified on natural resource issues before Congress and has appeared on several news programs such as “60 Minutes”. Bruce has been named Timberman of the Year in Montana, National Forest Activist of the Year, the Agri-Women’s 2007 Veritas Award Winner, and in 2004 received the inaugural Presidential Preserve America Award from President Bush.

    • Meet Class 30 and learn about their expertise   
    • Bring potential applicants to Class 31, family or friends 
    • Reconnect with fellow Alumni

    We'll have dinner, time for networking and Q & A


    • Fri, November 05, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sat, November 06, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • Fort Huachuca
    • 24

    CENTRL Regional Connection at Fort Huachuca 

    Friday November 5 - Saturday November 6, 2021

    Do you know what a Sentinel Landscape is? Join us in South Eastern Arizona to find out and learn how coordination among a local community for conservation and preservation through private ownerships, non-profit organizations and several federal agencies. Once the Federal Coordinating Committee designates a sentinel landscape, USDA, DoD, and DOI work with local partners to equip private landowners with the resources necessary to carry out sustainable management practices on their properties. Sustainable management practices such as farming, ranching, and forestry offer economic and ecological benefits and protect defense facilities from incompatible development.

    Located in southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, Fort Huachuca is home of the U.S Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and the Network Enterprise Technology Command. As a Major Range Test Facility Base, Fort Huachuca is a hub of electromagnetic technology testing and training. The base is also one of the most extensive unmanned aerial vehicle training facilities globally, supporting operations for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

    At this CRC, you will learn how Fort Huachuca’s Sentinel Landscape designation and the partners that have come together help protect natural resources, local economies, and our national defense. You will visit Fort Huachuca, established in 1877; travel to Ramsey Canyon, and witness the beauty and significance of the sky islands; and visit the San Pedro House, a historic ranch house also designated globally important bird area.

    Complimentary registration is required before 10/29/21 for anyone interested in learning more about Ft. Huachuca, Arizona Center for Rural Leadership and collaboration. The first 45 people to register from Class 30, any alumni class, friends, family and recruits will be able to join us! Limited registration to accommodate base security.

    There are a few hotels available in the area and if you plan to spend the night, please book your room wherever you please. As with most CENTRL events, some people will be staying at the local Holiday Inn Express Sierra Vista - 1902 S. Hwy. 92, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635.  Book your own and there is no group rate.

    Friday Evening Only

    6PM – 8PM

    Dinner and Presentations at Dos Cabezas Winery in Sonoita 

    Saturday All Day Only ** on tour bus

    7AM – 4PM

    Historical and Informational Tours: Fort Huachuca’s Sentinel Landscape Designation;  Ramsey Canyon ; BLM San Pedro House

    Both Friday & Saturday**

    6PM – 8PM

    7AM – 4PM

    Friday: Dinner and Presentations

    Saturday: Historical and Informational Tours

    ** Due to security protocols at Fort Huachuca, we will be staying together as a group throughout the day on Saturday.  We will be meeting a location that is TBD and loading a tour bus.  Breakfast will be on your own and lunch will be provided.

Past events

Fri, August 13, 2021 Meet Class 30 at Mortimer Farms
Mon, March 15, 2021 Class 30 Application Deadline
Fri, October 09, 2020 CRC Flagstaff
Sat, June 13, 2020 2020 CENTRL Celebration-Postponed-Date and Time-TBD
Sun, April 19, 2020 Class 28, Washington D.C.-Postponed-Date and Time-TBD
Sun, March 15, 2020 Class 29 Application Deadline
Wed, March 11, 2020 Dinner w/Class 28 Featuring Lisa Atkins
Wed, March 11, 2020 Class 28, Seminar 7
Fri, February 07, 2020 Yuma County Alumni Event
Fri, January 31, 2020 CRC Parker
Thu, January 23, 2020 Meet Class 28 in Yuma
Thu, January 23, 2020 Class 28, Seminar 6
Tue, December 24, 2019 UA & CENTRL Closed
Fri, December 06, 2019 Meet Class 28 in Tucson
Thu, December 05, 2019 Class 28, Seminar 5
Mon, October 21, 2019 Class 28, Seminar 4
Fri, October 04, 2019 CRC Safford
Thu, September 26, 2019 Meet Class 28 in Show Low
Fri, August 09, 2019 Meet Class 28 at Mortimer Farms
Thu, August 08, 2019 Class 28, Seminar 2
Mon, July 29, 2019 ILAC Conference
Wed, May 22, 2019 CENTRL Board Meeting
Wed, March 06, 2019 Dinner w/Class 27 Featuring Lisa Atkins
Fri, February 08, 2019 CRC Rio Rico
Thu, January 24, 2019 Meet Mississippi Ag Leaders & Class 27 in Yuma
Thu, November 29, 2018 Meet Class 27 in Tucson
Tue, November 27, 2018 Giving Tuesday
Thu, September 27, 2018 Meet Class 27 in Show Low
Fri, September 21, 2018 CRC Cottonwood
Fri, August 10, 2018 Meet Class 27 at Mortimer Farms
Fri, February 16, 2018 CRC Globe & Miami
Fri, August 04, 2017 CRC Page
Sat, February 11, 2017 CRC Phoenix

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