With the recent updates to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) CEDS Content Guidelines and FEMA State and Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guides, planners now have more opportunities to better align and integrate planning across program areas. Recognizing a gap in the available guidance, EDA and FEMA worked together to create the CEDS and Hazard Mitigation Plan Alignment Guide in 2022, that provides tangible recommendations for navigating these changing planning landscapes. What does all of this mean for economic development and hazard mitigation program managers at EDDs and why has this change been made at the Federal level?
View the Hazard Mitigation & CEDS Integration developed by NADO Research Foundation for more information.
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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.