Rural Utility Business Advisor (RUBA) Program

RUBA Program Evaluation


The Division of Community Advocacy contracted with Information Insights to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the RUBA Program – the first in the Program’s sixteen-year history.  The Program Evaluation yielded significant information related to program performance, program effectiveness, community feedback, partner agency feedback, and overall program impact.  Twenty-seven recommendations are offered to improve overall program effectiveness. While recommendations are applicable to meeting community needs, not all recommendations are within the RUBA Program’s current authority, mission, or resources to implement.  Information contained within the Final Report will inform decision-making as the Program continues to improve service delivery, meet community needs, and improve overall long-term community impact.

Evaluation Documents:

For more information about the RUBA program, contact:

Elizabeth Manfred

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-4556 FAX: (907) 269-4563