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Ronald C. Faas (1999)

Ron Faas has had a distinguished career in public policy, local planning and community development. He is known as a man who lives what he teaches. He is regarded as a mentor to his co-workers and supporter of new and young faculty members. Faas has a B.S. in Agricultural Education and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, a M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University. He began his Extension career as a Youth Assistant in Jackson County, Iowa. He was an International Youth Exchange Delegate and a Peace Corps staff member in Brazil. After completing his Ph.D. he joined the faculty at Washington State University as Extension Economist. He has been an adjunct professor of Environmental Science and Regional Planning since 1990, and Director of the Program for Local Governmental Education since 1991. Faas has made many contributions to the Western and National Public Policy Committees. Among them are working on issues such as coping with growth, and serving as co-author of several publications of NPPEC and he has served as a member of the ethics sub-committee.




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