TOPEKA, June 27, 2022 – President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional position for Rural Development (RD) State
“Here at USDA, we continue to add experienced and talented individuals to our state offices,”
said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “I have full confidence that Christy Davis will add
knowledge and leadership to the dedicated team at Rural Development.”
RD State Directors serve as the chief executive officer of Rural Development in the states and
territories and are tasked with carrying out the mission of Rural Development to the benefit of
everyone in rural America. In conjunction with the guidance and support of the National
Office, State Directors are responsible for promoting the mission and strategic goals of Rural
Development and provide key leadership to develop and support a productive, diverse, and
inclusive state workforce.
Christy Davis will be appointed RD State Director in Kansas. Christy Cauble Davis is a fifth-generation Kansan who has dedicated her career to serving and strengthening Kansas communities. For more than two decades, Davis has facilitated statewide projects and programs that have generated billions of dollars in economic impact.
She has served as Legislative Chair for the Kansas Downtown Development Association and on the board of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Davis served as Executive Director of Symphony in Flint Hills.
In line with her passion of strengthening communities, in 2016, Christy and her husband Luke adopted a historic building in Cottonwood Falls and transformed it into an award-winning laundromat. In 2019, the couple rehabilitated a historic bank building to create new housing and a bookstore.