Congratulations to the 2022 Aliceann Wohlbruck NADO Impact Awards recipients! The annual Impact Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional economic development and improving 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 2022 class of awardees consists of 107 projects from 71 organizations spanning 28 states. These projects will be recognized on October 17 at NADO’s Annual Training Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to explore our awards StoryMap to to learn more about these projects!
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Click the image to explore the 2022 NADO Awards StoryMap and learn more about each of the award-winning projects
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.