Greenlee only winner in Arizona!

Greenlee wins innovation award

From the National Association of Development Organizations

Congratulations to the 2017 NADO Innovation Awards recipients!  Each year, the Innovation Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community and economic development and improved quality of life.  These projects have made significant impacts on their regions and demonstrate the diversity of services and program delivery provided by regional development organizations across the country.

The projects will be recognized at a special reception during NADO’s 2017 Annual Training Conference, scheduled for September 9-12  in Anchorage, AK and will also be featured in an interactive online Story Map created by our partners at Esri.  For additional information, contact NADO Research Foundation Program Manager Brett Schwartz at

The 2017 class of award recipients consists of 80 projects spanning 21 states:


  • Greenlee County, Health – The Highway to Greenlee County, Arizona

For more details on the project, see below. For a complete list of winners, click here.

[Earlier material below]

By Ákos Kovach

Each year, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) recognizes member organizations that
demonstrate innovative approaches to regional economic and community development through their Innovation Awards program.

Over 1,500 NADO member projects have been recognized since 1986 for creative efforts in advancing regional economic development and improved quality of life.

This year, Greenlee County has applied for recognition of its innovation, under the title of “Health: The Highway to Greenlee County.”

You can read the complete story in the June 2017 issue of the Greenlee Clarion.

You can read the complete application to NADO here.