Development District Association of Appalachia
The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) is a membership organization of local development districts (LDDs) in the Appalachian Region. The DDAA works to strengthen LDDs and their member governments and to provide leadership to support the Appalachian Regional Commission's federal-state-local partnership.
The DDAA sponsors training seminars for LDD staff and their member governments. Such programs in the past have included geographic information system (GIS) development; innovative financing for infrastructure projects; strategic planning; and financial management. The DDAA also cosponsors an annual conference with ARC. The conference includes intensive workshops on administrative and service topics pertinent to LDDs and member governments, and affords districts the opportunity to share information on issues of mutual concern.
DDAA contact: Dan Neff