Articles by: Carrie Kissel

  • DDAA Travel Subsidy for 2016 National Regional Transportation Conference

    Posted on: April 28th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) is very generously offering travel assistance for staff from the 73 LDDs based in the ARC region who would like to attend the National Regional Transportation Conference, June 13 – 15 in Chattanooga,...

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  • FTA Releases Transit Safety Proposed Rule, Guidance

    Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed rule for Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (https://www NULL.gpo NULL.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-05/pdf/2016-02017 NULL.pdf) (PDF) in the Federal Register.  In addition, FTA released a guidance document on the National Public...

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  • Surface Transportation Reauthorization Update: House and Senate Negotiators Reach Conference Agreement

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    House and Senate negotiators reached agreement yesterday on a 5-year highway and transit reauthorization package totaling $305 billion. H.R. 22, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is the result of negotiations between House and Senate conferees charged with resolving differences...

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  • AICP CM Credits Available for NADO Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Attendees at the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, held October 24 – 27 in New Orleans, who are certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) can now log Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for attending many of the sessions. ...

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  • Regional Renaissance in Action: Re-building, Re-branding, Re-energizing the Gulf Coast

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Throughout the past 10 years, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have experienced major hurricanes, a devastating oil spill, and the impacts of a lagging national economy.  But the city and communities along the coast and across the Greater New...

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  • Strategies for Exceptional Board Governance

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Today’s RDO board member typically wears many hats. In addition to serving as an elected official, running a local business, leading a nonprofit organization, overseeing an educational institution, or a combination of some of these vocations, they are also charged...

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  • Preparing for the Future: Early Career Executive Directors/Assistant Directors

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    NADO’s research has shown a trend in executive director retirements, which is not too surprising given the sheer number of baby boomers that are considering retirement in the near future. As today’s executive directors start to plan for their departure...

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  • EDA’s Streamlined Application Process

    Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, Angela Belden Martinez and Nathan Ohle of the U.S. Economic Development Administration reviewed proposed changes to streamline the agency’s grant application process.  These changes are incorporated in the 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity...

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  • Transportation Safety: Moving the Nation Toward Zero Deaths

    Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Although traffic fatalities have significantly decreased in recent decades, crashes are still  responsible for causing over 32,000 deaths in the United States each year.  This session contained applicable lessons from local, regional, and national-level efforts to decrease fatalities in this...

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  • Economic Gardening: A New Tool Heping Businesses Grow and Expand

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, attendees spent an afternoon learning about the concepts of Economic Gardening: a “grow from within” strategy that targets existing growth companies and helps them grow to the next level by providing vital...

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