Chairman Frank Haney, EDDNI Governing Board Chairman
404 Elm St., Rockford, IL 61101
Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Michael Dunn Jr.
313 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101
Growth Dimensions for Belvidere-Boone County
401 Whitney Blvd., Belvidere, IL 61008
As Executive Director for EDDNI, Dana Northcott is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Dana oversees the preparation and submittal of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). She also is responsible for assisting and preparing grants for implementation of the CEDS as it pertains to Boone and Winnebago Counties.
Dana holds a B.S. in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated with Honors Cum Laude. She later received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the RREDD staff, Dana held positions with the Winnebago County Health Department as Program Manager for the Weed and Seed grant program through the Department of Justice, and later as Program Manager for the Office of Lead Safe Initiatives.She has had extensive experience identifying potential funding streams, researching grant opportunities, developing strategic partnerships and grant writing.
Dana is an active member of numerous non-profit and community organizations, including serving as Second Vice President and Fundraising Chair for the Rock River Valley Food Pantry, and is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy. She is also a member of IGNITE and the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
Research and Information Director
More than 10 years as newspaper reporter in the Midwest, covering government, transportation and business.
Experience in airport marketing and public relations.
Bachelor in Communications, Minor in Writing, Goshen (Ind.) College
Written reports, summaries, correspondence and marketing messaging. Web-based research. Social Media.
EDDNI Office Information
313 N. Main St., Rockford, Illinois 61101