On Wednesday, June 21, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing focused on the reauthorization of the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), with an emphasis on state and local perspectives and priorities. Chris Fetzer, Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments and current NADO President, testified alongside other witnesses during the hearing.
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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.