Amherst, MA– The Trump Administration recently appointed George E. Krivda Jr. as the new State Director for USDA Rural Development for MA/CT/RI. Mr. Krivda began his new role on Monday, October 30, 2017.
George Krivda was born in Bridgeport, CT, raised and educated in next-door Fairfield and received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1979.
He has worked at the Connecticut State Capitol in various assignments including Caucus Deputy Chief of Staff in the House of Representatives, Caucus Chief of Staff in the State Senate and Legislative Director in the Office of the Governor. Most recently George worked at the state Department of Agriculture for nearly ten years serving as a Project Manager, Public Information Officer, Legislative Program Manager and Chief of Staff.
George resides with his wife, Marian and yellow lab Rosie in Middle Haddam, CT.
As State Director, Mr. Krivda will use his leadership experience to oversee Rural Development programs in a customer-focused manner to restore prosperity in rural MA/CT/RI.
Under the direction of Secretary Sonny Perdue, the USDA will always be facts-based and data-driven, with a decision-making mindset that is customer-focused. Secretary Perdue leads the USDA with four guiding principles: to maximize the ability of American agriculture to create jobs, sell foods and fiber, and feed and clothe the world; to prioritize customer service for the taxpayers; to ensure that our food supply is safe and secure; and to maintain good stewardship of the natural resources that provide us with our miraculous bounty. And understanding that we live in a global economy where trade is of top importance, Secretary Perdue has pledged to be an unapologetic advocate for American agriculture.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas.