Economic and Community Development
August, 2014
NADO Recognizes 2014 Innovation Award Winners

For 28 years, NADO's Annual Innovation Award program has honored members who have made significant and positive impacts on their regions through innovative approaches to problem solving and program delivery. NADO congratulates Land of Sky Regional Council for three of the 2014 Innovation Award-winning projects.

 Land of Sky Regional Council's Projects:
  • GroWNC
  • 2014 MLK Day of Service Project
  • Refresh-Making the Land of Sky Regional Council Brand 
The 99 winning projects represent the innovative and strategic approaches that regional councils are employing to strengthen and enhance their regions. Read the full article here.

Land of Sky Regional Council, with support from the French Broad River MPO, Land of Sky RPO, and Mountain Mobility will host a one-day summit on September 19th: Community Connections-Transportation Options for All Ages. We invite community stakeholders, local government staff and interested citizens to join us for a one-day workshop focusing on providing transportation options for all members of our community, including the young and the old, on Friday, September 19. This event will be held in conjunction with Active Aging Week. Registration fee of $30 includes breakfast and lunch. More information here.

Regional Biofuels Educational Workshop

Interested in switching to biofuels, learning more about biodiesel, or hearing about related business opportunities? 

All workshops are free and include lunch.

Topics include:
* Overview of Biofuels, Benefits, and Trends
* WNC's Biofuels Market and Supply Chain
* Local Users' Experiences
* Related Projects/Programs

Information and registration here: Regional Biofuels Educational Workshops.  

To help fulfill the Council's Mission, the ECD department conducts planning, economic, and community development services for our local governments and communities.  The goal of the department is to meet the needs and desires of our region now and into the future. 


Upcoming Events
and Meetings 
08/14
11am  MPO TCC
rsvp to Annie

08/20

2pm RPO TAC meeting
rsvp to Annie

08/28
 12:30pm MPO Board
rsvp to Annie

10/14 - 10/15
WNC Mountain Stormwater Conference
Contact Annie for more information.

10/14
37th Annual Friends of the River Awards - 6pm - 8:30pm
NC Arboretum
12/03 - 12/05
2014 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference
Hyatt Regency
Cincinnati, OH
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