RPO America Peer Symposium: Sharing Innovations in Regional Transportation Planning

On April 25, 2012, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium, during the 2012 National Rural Transportation Conference.  This special session, held with support from the Federal Highway Administration, focused on “Sharing Innovations in Regional Transportation Planning.”

The seven speakers shared their experiences in two panels, the first on local and regional roadway issues, including energy, disaster response, and low-cost technical assistance, the second on integrating transportation planning and economic development, with freight, workforce mobility, and export projects. Amy Kessler, Vice Chair of RPO America and Director of Community Development and Regional Planning for the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, moderated the session, and speakers included:

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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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