Congratulations to the 2021 NADO Impact Award Recipients

Posted on: August 25th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

NADO Announces the 2021 Impact Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Aliceann Wohlbruck NADO Impact Awards recipients!  The Impact Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional economic development and improved quality of life.  These projects have made significant impacts on their regions and demonstrate the diversity of services and program delivery provided by regional development organizations across the country.

The 2021 class of awardees consists of 102 projects from 70 organizations spanning 24 states.  Click here (https://nado-app-2021 NULL.s3 NULL.amazonaws NULL.com/index NULL.html) to view a StoryMap that highlights the stories behind each of these projects.

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The 2021 class of awardees consists of 102 projects from 70 organizations spanning 24 states.

For more information, contact NADO Research Foundation Associate Director Brett Schwartz at [email protected] (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org) or Senior Program Manager Ciara Ristig at [email protected] (cristig null@null nado NULL.org)

Alaska

  • Southeast Conference, Southeast Alaska 2025 Economic Plan: Southeast Conference CEDS

Arizona

  • Western Arizona Economic Development District, The University of Arizona APCV-498 Senior Capstone CEDS Project

Colorado

  • Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado, Southwest Colorado Business Disaster Assistance Funding

Florida

  • Apalachee Regional Planning Council, US 90/Washington Street Streetscape Improvement Concept Plan (City of Chattahoochee, Florida)
  • Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Heartland 2060: Building a Resilient Region – Revisited
  • Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Central Florida Migrant and Farmworker Housing Study and Model Ordinance
  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Sanford Resilience Element
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council, Northeast Florida COVID-19 Support, Recovery & Economic Resilience Planning
  • North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Visit Natural North Florida Website
  • South Florida Regional Planning Council, CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Project Phoenix 2.0: The Recovery

Georgia

  • Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, Towns County 2021 Economic Development Strategy
  • Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, Fox Factory Holding Corp.
  • Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, Electro-Mechanical Academy
  • Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Encroachment Elimination and Redevelopment
  • River Valley Regional Commission, Using Broadband Mapping to Site Wireless Routers for Rural Students During the COVID-19 School Shutdown
  • River Valley Regional Commission, Columbus Lift Project
  • Southern Georgia Regional Commission, City of Valdosta, Public Works Findings Solution
  • Southern Georgia Regional Commission, Certified AARP Age-Friendly States and Communities Enrollment for SGRC Region
  • Southwest Georgia Regional Commission, Age-Friendly Region and a Member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities
  • Three Rivers Regional Commission, Three Rivers Regional Commission Disaster and Emergency Supportive Services
  • Three Rivers Regional Commission, Three Rivers Regional Commission Broadband Taskforce
  • Three Rivers Regional Commission, The Three Rivers Senior Hunger Coalition

Idaho

  • Economic Development Districts of Idaho (EDDI), EDDI Disaster Recovery Initiative

Illinois

  • Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, Downstate Business Stabilization

Iowa

  • East Central Iowa Council of Governments, Providing Assistance to Community Homeowners (PATCH)
  • East Central Intergovernmental Association, Bear River Cottages – Pocket Neighborhood

Kentucky

  • Bluegrass Area Development District, EVV Assist – Bridging the Gap
  • Green River Area Development District, West Kentucky Regional Training Center
  • Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency, Resilient Kentuckiana
  • Pennyrile Area Development District, Pennyrile ADD Home Delivered/Curbside COVID Meals
  • Purchase Area Development District, Rethinking Food Distribution During a Pandemic

Maine

  • Eastern Maine Development Corporation, 2021-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
  • Northern Maine Development Commission, Small Business Pandemic Assistance
  • Northern Maine Development Commission, Ignite PI

Minnesota

  • Region Five Development Commission, Rural Energy and Environment Planning
  • Region Nine Development Commission, Minnesota State Polytechnic Institute

Mississippi

  • Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, Madison County Megasite
  • Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, Natchez Housing Assessment
  • Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, Jackson Medical Mall Master Plan
  • East Central Planning and Development District, Reinvesting in Properties Utilizing Brownfield Grant Funds
  • Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District, Economic Development/Infrastructure Improvements
  • Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District, Economic Development-Building Acquisition
  • Three Rivers Planning & Development District, Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program
  • Three Rivers Planning & Development District, Overcoming Isolation:  Virtual LTC Visitation During a Pandemic
  • Three Rivers Planning & Development District, Senior Farmers’ Market Voucher Program

Missouri

  • Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments, Moberly’s Demolition of 65 Residential Properties
  • Meramec Regional Planning Commission, Meramec Region’s Rural Opioid Initiative
  • Missouri Association of Councils of Government, Organizing Your Community for Disaster Recovery Tool-Kit

Montana

  • Great Falls Development Authority, West Bank Landing Riverfront Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Great Falls Development Authority, Economic Development Response to COVID Pandemic
  • Sweetgrass Development, Blackfeet Community College Health & Science Education Building
  • Sweetgrass Development, Suta South Petroleum Cleanup

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Regional Officials Council (NROC), Nebraska Statewide Broadband Mapping Initiative

New Mexico

  • Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Trail of the Ancients Byway – New Mexico

New York

  • Southern Tier 8 Regional Board, The Better Connection Program

North Carolina

  • Centralina Regional Council, CONNECT Beyond: A Regional Mobility Initiative
  • Centralina Regional Council, Pride in Care North Carolina
  • Land of Sky Regional Council, Racial Disparity in the Land of Sky Region
  • Land of Sky Regional Council, $17 per Hour And Beyond Job Fair
  • Land of Sky Regional Council, Caregivers Harnessing Technology to Connect
  • Lumber River Council of Governments, COVID Care Package Distribution for Seniors
  • Lumber River Council of Governments, Teaching Tuesdays
  • Lumber River Council of Governments, Finish Line Grant
  • Mid-East Commission, Martin County Economic Recovery Forum
  • Mid-East Commission, Assessment and Evaluation of Key Components of the Martin County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Triad Career Connect (TCC)
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Elder Abuse in the Time of COVID-19: Where Are We Now?
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Learn-Build-Eat: A Virtual Food Assessment Launch Event
  • Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Aging CARES
  • Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Upper Coastal Plain Digital Inclusion Planning Process
  • Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, Healthy Food Access Mapping (Healthy FAM)
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments, COVID Relief – Assistance to Seniors, Caregivers, and Aging Service Providers
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments, Unifour HOME Consortium – 25th Anniversary
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments, A Study of Equity, Economic, and Demographic Data for the City of Hickory

Ohio

  • Buckeye Hills Regional Council, MyRecoveryLink.org
  • Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, A Regional Housing Strategy for Central Ohio

Oregon

  • CCD Business Development Corporation, Economic Recovery Initiative (ERI)
  • Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation, Economic Resiliency Newsletters
  • Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, Oregon Investment Board Videography Project
  • Mid-Columbia Economic Development District, GOrge Pass Project

South Carolina

  • Appalachian Council of Governments, Appalachian Regional Freight Mobility Plan
  • Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, Beach Reach Shuttle
  • Catawba Regional Council of Governments, City of York 2021 Strategic Plan
  • Lowcountry Council of Governments, 2020 Lowcountry Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Lower Savannah Council of Governments, Drive-Thru Job Fairs
  • Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, Masks for Class
  • Upper Savannah Council of Governments, Abbeville County Federal Lands Access Improvements
  • Upper Savannah Council of Governments, Your Next Step After Graduation Employer Directory

Texas

  • Alamo Area Council of Governments, COVID-19 Broadcast Public Service Announcement Spots
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments, IDD Health & Wellness Program
  • Coastal Bend Council of Governments, Regional Resilience Partnership (RRP)
  • Heart of Texas Council of Governments, Digital Resiliency
  • Panhandle Regional Planning Commission, Downtown Revitalization in the Texas Panhandle
  • South Plains Association of Governments, COVID-19 Small Business Relief: The Support Lubbock Fund

Vermont

  • Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, The Pipelines and Pathways Program (P3)
  • Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Restart Vermont Technical Assistance Program (ReVTA)
  • Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Southern Vermont Economy Project
  • Windham Regional Commission, Windham Region Broadband Project

Virginia

  • Cumberland Plateau Planning District Commission, Broadband Expansion in Virginia’s Coalfields
  • New River Valley Regional Commission, Economic Resilience and Recovery: Business Continuity Team
  • Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, Roanoke Valley Transportation Needs Assessment

For more information about the NADO Impact Awards, click here.
To learn more about  previous award-winning projects, click here.

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