NADO Presents 2017 Legislator of the Year Award to Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)

Posted on: March 24th, 2017 by NADO Admin

During the National Association of Development Organization’s Washington Policy Conference on March 21, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) was presented with the 2017 NADO Legislator of the Year Award.

NADO Executive Director Joe McKinney and Steve Russell, Executive Director of the North Central Planning Development District in Winona, MS present the 2017 NADO Legislator of the Year Award to Sen. Thad Cochran.

Senator Cochran is a dedicated advocate for economic growth and job creation in rural communities. Throughout his time in public service, he has promoted policies related to rural economic development through farm bills and focused on expanded educational opportunities for children living in rural areas. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, he has championed programs essential to regional economic and community development.

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) was also recognized as a NADO 2017 Legislator of the Year.

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