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Maine co-op leader was looking out for all ROC Members

Maine co-op leader was looking out for all ROC Members We lost a co-op hero. His neighbors at Wardtown Cooperative called him “Neighbor Bill.”  I came to know Bill and his wife, Carol, through the ROC Leadership Institute … More »

Resignation from ROC Association Director Position

Dear Mountain West ROC Board Members, I write to you today with news I would rather not have to share, but find it absolutely necessary to do so. I have resigned my seat as ROC Association Director for … More »

Better Together in 2022!

Better Together in 2022! I am hopeful the new year finds you, your family and community well. The past year was trying, and while we enter 2022 coping with another surge, I am more optimistic this January than … More »

We lost a legend and a friend on Saturday

  I am saddened by the death of Charles “Chuck” Snyder. I last spoke with him a month ago on a call he was hosting for innovators committed to practicing Cooperative Principle 6 – cooperation among cooperatives. He … More »

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Build Back Better agenda is great for ROCs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Inclusion of the Manufactured Housing Community Infrastructure Improvement Grant program in the Build Back Better bill means hundreds of communities will ensure their neighborhoods are safe, secure, and resilient!   The Biden Administration and the many … More »

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A Success Story — And a Continuing Challenge

A Success Story — And a Continuing Challenge The Planet Money podcast recently featured the success story of how the Brookside Residents Association in Plainville, Massachusetts purchased their community. It also highlighted a national policy issue, one that … More »

Year 13 didn’t prove lucky, but it did prove our resolve

 Today is ROC USA’s 13th anniversary! Unlucky 13, right? Well, on the surface, the lack of luck spanned the world. But, this year of unprecedented challenges brought out the best in ROCs, ROC leaders, the dedicated TA … More »