About wKREDA

wKREDA is a coalition of people in the 55 western Kansas counties who've decided to pool their resources, both human and financial, to work together for the common good of western Kansas. wKREDA's members maintain a collaborative affiliation with each other so that we are able to achieve both our individual, and our collective, rural development goals.


The 1994 decision to create wKREDA started our unique and colorful history. Our innovative approach to challenges, and how we've made western Kansas open for business is published in our Genesis section.

As a volunteer organization, wKREDA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors who meet quarterly to coordinate the activities of the alliance. The Board organizes the activities for the Business Development, Government Affairs, Education and Public Relations committees. In addition, many ad hoc task force groups are created as needed to me the opportunities and challenges faced by wKREDA's membership.

We're excited to connect with anyone who may be interested in western Kansas; this wonderful place we call home.