Rural Community Builder Name:  Janel Ruehl

Community: Central Oregon

Role: Community and Economic Development Program Administrator

Recognized by:  Max Gimbel

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Catalytic

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Janel has a nuanced approach to community building that takes into account care of people and place as well as larger systems at play that affect those people and places. She is an amazing listener, clear and inspiring communicator, and powerful catalyst for positive change.