Developing Our Communities

The Red River Regional Council has been assisting local leaders build vibrant communities for more than 45 years.

Community Development involves a variety of projects that enhance the quality of place – making communities a desirable place to live, work and play. These projects can include infrastructure development, rehabilitation, and replacement; housing rehabilitation and development; tourism; parks and recreation; and disaster mitigation and recovery.

The RRRC assists local leaders with writing grant applications, awarding grants, constructing funding packages, building and extending relationships, conducting research and other development and management tasks. The goal is to work collectively with communities to deliver projects that will improve the quality of life.

Community development projects have many different appearances – including projects like those in the photos above:

  • $104,503 grant to assist with handicap accessibility upgrades at the Walla Theater in Walhalla.
  • $1,250 grant to purchase supplies to paint a student-designed wall mural in the City of Grafton.
  • More than $715,000 in grants to assist with restoration and added amenities to the 6.5-mile multi-use path from the City of Cavalier to Icelandic State Park.

Community development projects include infrastructure, handicap accessibility, playground equipment, fire hall construction and many others. To see a list of example projects the RRRC has assisted with in the region since 2016, look here:

Region IV Community Development Project Examples since 2016