Congratulations to the 2010 Innovation Award Winners

In 2010, 50 award-winning projects were selected (view the PDF award booklet here). These projects address issue areas like economic development, human services, technology, aging and more. These organizations will be honored during a special roundtable reception held during NADO’s Annual Training Conference, August 28 – 31 in San Diego, CA. The projects were selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness/level of innovation
  • Significant, demonstrated regional impact
  • Ability to be replicated
  • Long-term viability of the program or long-ranging impacts
  • Innovative partnerships and collaborations
  • Creative funding

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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