Building Disaster Resilient Economies Webinar

On January 26, NADO joined the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Council (BCLC) in hosting a webinar on post-disaster, long-term economic recovery.  The event provided preliminary guidance on the funding priorities and requirements for EDA’s FY2012 appropriations of $200 million for long-term disaster recovery.  This money is restricted to areas receiving a major FEMA disaster designations during FY2011.

The webinar also featured three case studies from Denny Coleman of the St. Louis County Economic Council, Tish Hass Williams of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce (MS), and Janet Thigpen of the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (NY). In addition, Carrie Mulcaire of IEDC provided a basic overview of available post-disaster recovery resources from IEDC and

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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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