The Infrastructure Resilience Planning Framework (IRPF) was developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help regions understand infrastructure dependencies within their local systems and “to enable the incorporation of security and resilience considerations in critical infrastructure planning and investment decisions.” By demonstrating how to include local governments, community leaders, and private sector stakeholders in the planning conversations, the IRPF provides a potential model for integrating hazard mitigation plans into a region’s Comprehensive Economic DevelopmentStrategy (CEDS).
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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.