About NADO Advocacy

NADO advocates for policies and programs that help facilitate community development, economic development, transportation planning, economic mobility, workforce training, affordable housing, rural development, support for older Americans, and urban and rural planning. You can access NADO advocacy resources and updates below.

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Rural Development

Economic Mobility

Workforce Development
and Training

Support for Older Americans

Housing

Transportation Planning

Urban and Rural Planning

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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