EPISODE 24 // LAWYER, FARMER, AND MAYOR JAMES DECKER

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We’ve got a fascinating conversation with lawyer, farmer, and mayor James Decker of Stamford, Texas (pop. 3,124) this week on the podcast. You may recognize James from his weekly Monday Musing essays posted on the Rural Revival blog, or from recently being named to the inaugural Ruralist. James is setting an example we can all learn from when it comes to the revitalization of and commitment to our rural communities - and you’re about to find out why.

I got the chance to visit James in Stamford when we recorded this and he gave me a tour of the town, and when we went to lunch and got up to pay our bill, we found that the tab had already been picked up by some of the locals. So when he says great people, he’s exactly right! Stamford has a lot of projects in the works and it’s going to be fun to see them come to life in the coming months and years. Be sure to check out the links in the show notes to find out more. 

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James was also recently named to our inaugural Ruralist, and we are now accepting nominations for our second Ruralist, to be published in November. Do you know someone making a great impact and influencing positive change in their rural community? Nominate them for the Ruralist at ruralist.co/nominate

 

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