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. Stay tuned for the release of a StoryMap later this month that will highlight the stories behind each of these projects!
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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.