Rural Community Builder Name: Neil Ecker

Community: Siuslaw, Oregon

Role: Small business owner, parent, community builder

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

Recognized by: Susy Lacer

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Neil is the co-owner of a small fiber-internet-to-the-home provider. He is committed to serving local residents and the dream of seeing everyone in our community — especially students and families — have access to affordable, high speed internet and the ability to use it. Neil works endlessly to serve his community and can always be found in the middle of the action, including with the local Chamber of Commerce and the School District. He is a dedicated volunteer in the region and full-time engaged parent.