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LAURA LEWIS MARCHINO ELECTED TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

September 19, 2014

Washington, DC – Laura Lewis Marchino, Assistant Director of the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado, Inc. in Durango, CO, was elected to the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors on August 26, 2014 at NADO’s Annual Business Meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with the association’s 47th Annual Training Conference in Denver, CO.

NADO was founded in 1967 to provide training, information, and representation for regional development organizations throughout the United States. Today, 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 social 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 Laura continue to serve on NADO’s Board of Directors. Laura 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, Laura 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 Eastern, Midwestern, Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western regions. The term runs through the association’s 2015 Annual Business Meeting, which is held during the NADO Annual Training Conference that will take place in New Orleans, LA on October 27, 2015.

For more information contact NADO Executive Director, Joe McKinney at 202.624.5947 or jmckinney@nado.org.

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