Casey Rooney new chair of NACOG Economic Development Committee
Casey Rooney has been appointed as the new Chairman to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) Economic Development Committee. Mr. Rooney is currently the Economic Development Director for the City of Cottonwood and the President CEO of the Cottonwood Economic Development Council.
Mr. Rooney has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, a Master of Business Administration from the University of La Verne in California and he is also a recent graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Kelly Udall is our Vice-Chair and he is the Town Manager, Chief Administrative Officer of the town of Pinetop-Lakeside and is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the Town under the specific direction and control of the City Council.
Mr. Kevin Burke is our Chair-At-Large. Kevin's road to Flagstaff started back at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science and graduated magna cum laude. He went on to earn a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
The Northern Arizona Council of Governments Economic Development Committee oversees the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy process. The EDC provides input on needs in the District and monitors the program to ensure that it meets the Economic Development Administration (EDA) guidelines and compliments the regional economic development organizations.