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SRDC earns award for transportation

WASHINGTON -- The Southwest Regional Development Commission in Slayton, in collaboration with the Rural Minnesota Energy Board, has been awarded a 2012 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for its role in facilitating wind development agreements.

NADO is Washington-based organization that promotes programs and policies to strengthen local governments, communities and economies through regional cooperation, program delivery and comprehensive strategies.

The Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards showcase organizations for noteworthy projects and practices in rural and small metropolitan transportation planning, program delivery and special initiatives.

Award winners received national recognition at the 2012 National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference, which took place April 25-27 in Burlington, Vt.

For more information about the award-winning project, contact Annette Bair of the SRDC, (507) 836-1631.