The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield today announced that the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) will present Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) with the 2012 Congressional Partnership Award. NADO is recognizing Butterfield's longstanding commitment to federal programs that support investments in infrastructure, job creation, and economic development.
"I am pleased to be recognized by NADO for my commitment to increase development of rural communities," said Butterfield. "Rural communities, like those you find in North Carolina's First Congressional District, are essential to the future success of our nation. We must continue to address the extraordinary economic challenges they face by investing in opportunities that will create sustainable jobs and a strong tax base."
NADO biennially recognizes members of Congress who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to federal programs that strengthen the role of rural officials in transportation planning and economic development.
Butterfield will receive the award on Friday, June 15 in his Wilson office.