Congratulations to the 2016 NADO Innovation Awards Recipients

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

 

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NADO Announces 2016 Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 NADO Innovation Awards recipients!  Each year, the Innovation Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community and economic development and improved quality of life.  These projects have made significant impacts on their regions and demonstrate the diversity of services and program delivery provided by regional development organizations across the country.

The projects were recognized at a special reception during NADO’s 2016 Annual Training Conference  held October 15-18 in San Antonio, TX and are also featured in an interactive online Story Map (http://52 NULL.203 NULL.119 NULL.131/NADO2016/index NULL.html) created by our partners at Esri (http://www NULL.esri NULL.com/).  For additional information, contact NADO Research Foundation Program Manager Brett Schwartz at [email protected] (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org).

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The 2016 class of award recipients consists of 96 projects spanning 28 states:

Alabama

  • Lee-Russell Council of Governments, LRCOG-Opelika Main Street Member Network

Arizona

  • Rural Transportation Advocacy Council, Accelerate Arizona Road Show

Arkansas

  • Central Arkansas Planning & Development District, Inc., The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

California

  • Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Workforce and Talent Development Program

Colorado 

  • Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado, SCAPE – Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs

Florida

  • Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Planning for Disaster-Resistant Businesses – Franklin County Florida
  • Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2015 Polk County Local Mitigation Strategy Update
  • Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Sebring Airport Encouragement Zone/Spring Lake Mixed Use Development (SAEZ/SLMUD) Area Overlay
  • North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Training Project
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council & East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Coast to Coast Trail Urban-Rural Overlay Study

Georgia

  • Coastal Regional Commission, Coastal GeoDesign
  • Georgia Association of Regional Commissions, Geospatial Information Office (GIO) for the State of Georgia
  • Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, Transition to Success
  • Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, Forsyth County Drug Free Communities Project
  • Georgia Mountains Regional Commission, City of Toccoa Cemetery Project
  • Middle Georgia Regional Commission, E3 Career Jump Start Program 
  • Middle Georgia Regional Commission, Middle Georgia … Growing Strong
  • Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Northwest Georgia Regional Workforce Partnership
  • Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Northwest Georgia Mobile Career Center
  • River Valley Regional Commission, Talbot County Comprehensive Plan
  • Southern Georgia Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging Improving Quality of Life with Assistive Technology 
  • Southern Georgia Regional Commission, A Clean Sweep of Data Collection
  • Southern Georgia Regional Commission, Pilot Shuttle Program

Idaho

  • Clearwater Economic Development Association, Launch of the Re-emerging North Central Idaho Wine Industry

Illinois

  • Bi-State Regional Commission, Fostering Intergovernmental Relationships
  • Western Illinois Regional Council, Macomb Transit Facility

Indiana 

  • Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, Tell City Workforce Development Project

Iowa

  • East Central Iowa Council of Governments, USDA Solid Waste Management Project
  • Southwest Iowa Planning Council, Small Town Municipal Management and Mentoring

Kentucky

  • Bluegrass Area Development District, Sanitary Sewers for Burgin Kentucky 
  • Green River Area Development District, McLean County Regional Water Commission
  • Green River Area Development District, International Economic Summit
  • Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts, Kentucky Agricultural Development Information System
  • Pennyrile Area Development District, Todd County Career Path Institute
  • Pennyrile Area Development District / Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living, Kentucky Veterans Directed Care
  • Purchase Area Development District, Restoration of Fulton County Medical Clinics

Louisiana

  • South Central Planning and Development Commission, MyGovernmentOnline

Maine

  • Northern Maine Development Commission, Community Guided Planning and Zoning

Michigan

  • Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission, Elevating the Eastern Upper Peninsula
  • Networks Northwest, A Framework for Growth and Development on US-131: A Regional Economic Development Strategy for the US-131 Corridor

Minnesota

  • Region Nine Development Commission, Creating a Dementia Friendly Community

Mississippi

  • Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, City of Raymond City Hall and Courtroom Renovations
  • Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, McNeely Plastics Expansion
  • Central Mississippi Planning & Development District, Town of Pelahatchie Comprehensive Plan
  • East Central Planning & Development District, Town of Mize Recreational Complex
  • East Central Planning & Development District, Clarke County  Courtroom Renovation
  • North Central Planning & Development District, Holmes Community College Attala Center
  • Northeast Mississippi Planning & Development District, Holly Springs Airport Improvements
  • Northeast Mississippi Planning & Development District, NEMCC Virtual Reality Welding Simulator
  • South Delta Planning & Development District, Inc., GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
  • Three Rivers Planning & Development District, Itawamba – Mississippian Railway
  • Three Rivers Planning & Development District, Enhance Mississippi, LLC

Missouri

  • Southeast Missouri State University, InnovateU Training Program & LMS

Montana 

  • Bear Paw Development Corporation, Wild Horse Border Project

Nebraska

  • West Central Nebraska Development District, Breaking the Barrier of the Road

North Carolina

  • Centralina Council of Governments, CONNECT Our Future
  • Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments / Area Agency on Aging, Elder Abuse Awareness Walk
  • Land of Sky Regional Council, CEDS for a Changing Landscape
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Strengthening the Fabric
  • Piedmont Triad Regional Council / Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Program, Pepsi ACT: Achieving Change Together 
  • Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments, UCPCOG Regional Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Expansion Program
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments, City of Newton 2015 Strategic Growth Plan
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments, Maiden NC Multi-Utility GIS Project

Ohio

  • Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, Appalachian Ohio P-20 Council
  • Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, Ohio River Medical Mission
  • Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, Jackson County Industrial Site Selection Study

South Carolina

  • Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments, ReThink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study
  • Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments, Education 2 Employment (E2E)
  • Catawba Regional Council of Governments, “Eye in the Sky” – Imagery and Data Collection using Drone Technology
  • Lower Savannah Council of Governments, US 78 and US 321 Intersection Enhancement
  • SC Appalachian Council of Governments, InfoMentum Mobile
  • Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, Partnering for the Workforce of Tomorrow: Work Experience Program
  • Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, Charting a Course for the Future: VisionKershaw 2030
  • Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments, Creating Synergy with Linkages Between Education, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Development
  • Upper Savannah Council of Governments, Gateway Meadows
  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, Waccamaw Sports Classic

Tennessee

  • First Tennessee Development District, Downtown Johnson City Redevelopment Loan Program
  • Southwest & Northwest Tennessee Development Districts, West TN Retail Academy
  • Upper Cumberland Development District, Senior P.R.E.P.
  • Upper Cumberland Development District, Upper Cumberland Tennessee Reconnect Community

Texas

  • Alamo Area Council of Governments, Supporting San Antonio’s Military
  • Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Text to 9-1-1
  • Brazos Valley Council of Governments, Community Loan Center of the Brazos Valley
  • Brazos Valley Council of Governments / Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley, Externships for Teachers
  • Capital Area Council of Governments, Potential Costs of an Ozone Nonattainment Designation to Central Texas
  • Heart of Texas Council of Governments, HOTEDD Revolving Loan Fund
  • Houston-Galveston Area Council, Designing for Impact
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Hoarding Hazards: Understanding the Chaos
  • South Plains Association of Governments, Economic Development & Agency Collaboration at Reese Technology Center
  • South Plains Association of Governments, NextGen Regional 9-1-1 Network

Vermont

  • Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Northern Vermont Economic Development District Consortium
  • Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Creative Economy Inventory and Action Plan

Virginia

  • New River Valley Regional Commission, ReNew the New Expansions

Washington 

  • Puget Sound Regional Council, Manufacturing Communities Partnership
  • Puget Sound Regional Council, NextGen LEAN
  • Puget Sound Regional Council, Composite Recycling Technology Center
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