A Peer Learning Forum of the NADO Research Foundation: Innovative Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Economic Resilience

This report (PDF), released in July 2011, covers the discussions during a two-day forum held in June 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Participants from Mississippi,  North Carolina, Iowa, Texas, South Dakota, Florida, and Wisconsin shared their situations and offered examples of successful strategies, as well as shared challenges encountered.

The NADO Research Foundation completed this report under a grant with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (No 08-79-04379) to look at post disaster economic recovery initiatives of regional planning and development organizations after the catastrophic events of 2008.

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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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