Claudia O’Grady, a Utah resident, has been elected to the board of directors of Rural Community Assistance Corp. (RCAC). Board members serve three-year terms and may remain on the board for up to four consecutive terms. RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy for rural communities. It serves rural communities in 13 western states and certain Pacific islands. O’Grady has been involved in community development, and particularly affordable housing solutions, for more than 20 years. She began her career working for a Utah-based nonprofit affordable housing developer and later was the executive director for more than a decade. Since 2009, she has served as the vice president of multifamily financing for Utah Housing Corp. She oversees the state’s low-income housing tax credit program and other multifamily lending programs. Ms. O’Grady also serves on the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Advisory Commission, where she helps guide redevelopment strategies in blighted areas of the city.