Webinar: Rural Coalition Building

On February 23, 2012, NADO Research Foundation hosted a web-based discussion about rural coalition building.

This webinar explored the unique challenges and opportunities affecting coalition building in rural and small town settings. The discussion covered such topics as building consortiums, reaching out to diverse stakeholder groups, crafting communications strategies, and grant management. Speakers included Joe McKinney and Ron Townley of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council (Asheville, NC) and Cheryal Lee Hills and Stacey Stockdill of the Region Five Development Commission (Staples, MN). A recording of the webinar is available below, or by clicking here.

 

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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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