NADO Leaders Brief White House Rural Council

Posted on: October 28th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

NADO Board Member Joe McKinney, Executive Director of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council (NC) and NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase briefed the White House Rural Council’s Task Force on Quality of Place on October 26.  The presentation focused on an overview of the nation’s regional development organizations; opportunities for stronger regional approaches to federal program management, planning and delivery; and importance of regional strategies to prioritize and align federal investments.

McKinney outlined several noteworthy regional programs such as the COGs Local Energy Assurance Project, Waste Reduction Partners program, forest product businesses initiative, regional brownfields redevelopment, and workforce development.

To view the NADO presentation click here.

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