Washington, DC – Wayne Strickland, Executive Director of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in Roanoke, VA, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2016 – 2018 Board of Directors on April 13, 2016. Founded in 1967, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 540 regional development organizations.
NADO member organizations serve local governments and the public within their regions through various programs focused on diversifying local economies, assisting businesses, creating jobs, and providing community services. The NADO Board of Directors oversees the association’s budget and operations and develops policy on issues affecting regional development organizations.
“We are honored to have Wayne serve on NADO’s Board of Directors. Wayne brings a wealth of expertise, knowledge, and leadership on regional community and economic development issues to the national level,” stated Joe McKinney, NADO Executive Director. “Most importantly, Wayne is focused on helping our nation’s local communities pursue comprehensive regional strategies for remaining economically competitive in today’s rapidly changing global environment.”
NADO’s Board of Directors includes member organizations that represent a broad section of the United States including the Central, Eastern, Midwestern, Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western regions. The two-year term for Board members begins on May 1, 2016 and runs through April 30, 2018.