For the past 8 years, Connie Stewart has been Executive Director at the California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP) at Humboldt State University, a non-profit research center committed to informing policy, building community, and promoting the health and well-being of rural people and environments.
The Center works on a variety of issues including: health care access, cost and quality; broadband deployment, adoption and policy; wealth creation and economic development; food systems and food security; and youth leadership and development. It has a staff of 15 people.
Connie was honored to receive the Northern California Association of Nonprofits 2014 “Nonprofit Leader Achievement Award” and the 2014 “Innovations in Networking Award for Gigabit/Broadband Applications” from the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California.
Prior to joining CCRP, Connie spent six years working as a Senior Field Representative for Former Assemblywoman Patty Berg. She is a Former Mayor and former member of the Arcata City Council.
Connie currently serves on several non-profit boards including the Redwood Acres Fairground and the Open Door Community Health Center. She graduated in 1988 with a B.A. in speech communication.