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Regional Planning and Development Advocate James Mylott Receives 2012 John D. Whisman Vision Award

March 2012


WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012—James P. Mylott, retiring executive director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, has been named the recipient of the 2012 John D. Whisman Vision Award by the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA).

The DDAA presents the John D. Whisman Vision Award each year to an individual who has provided exemplary service and leadership in Appalachia and demonstrated a commitment to the ideals of state and federal cooperation.

Mylott was cited for the dedicated service, leadership, and hard work he has provided to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council as a champion for regional planning and development for more than two decades.

In addition to his contributions as the council's executive director, Mylott was also cited for his valuable role as treasurer of the DDAA for more than ten years.

Established in 1976 by the executive directors of Appalachia's local development districts, the DDAA provides professional and technical training opportunities for local economic development officials and community leaders; directs an annual best-practices conference; and promotes improved communication and quality of service throughout the Appalachian Region.