Friday, April 8, 2011


National Association of Development Organizations
NADO posts that Apr. 12, Governing is hosting a free webinar, Smart, Sustainable, Livable Communities: Plans, Projects and Key Market Drivers. The webinar will explore the “green government” market and opportunities in building sustainable communities.

National Association of Counties

2011 Rail Conference - DuPage County, Ill., on Apr. 27–29, 2011. The conference will focus on the impact of freight and passenger rail on citizens, businesses, and county, city and state governments.

Members of NACo’s Rural Action Caucus (RAC) are currently in Washington, DC, for the Annual RAC Legislative Fly-in. They will meet with more than 60 members of Congress to advance priority issues for rural counties. RAC members will meet with officials from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Forest Service
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. RAC’s leadership will meet with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Nearly two-thirds of the nation's 3,068 counties are designated as rural, with a combined population of 60 million. One of RAC's 2011 priorities is transportation reauthorization.

Webinar - Using County Health Indicators to Inform Local Policy Decisions - May 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT. Speakers will discuss how counties can utilize community health and quality of life indicator information to help inform policy decisions and more effectively target local public health resources.

NACo Annual Conference - Multnomah County (Portland), Ore., on July 15–19, 2011. Aron Ralston, mountain climber and inspiration for the Film 127 Hours, will be a featured speaker.

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

APRIL Annual Conference - Anchorage, on October 15-17, 2011.

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