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.

NADO Advocacy Resources

NADO Advocacy Updates

Community Development

Economic Development

Rural Development

Economic Mobility

Workforce Development
and Training

Support for Older Americans


Transportation Planning

Urban and Rural Planning

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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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