Meaningful Engagement and Collaboration: Develop a Participation Plan

In this session at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference, speakers included Rachel Beyerle, Easter Seals Project Action, Lewis Grimm, Federal Lands Highway Eastern Division, Dorathy Martel, Eastern Maine Development Commission, Vicki Rusbult, Eastern Maine Development Commission, and Jeff Kiely, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments. Read a detailed summary of the session content here, or watch the video and view the slides below.

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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.

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