NDACo Staff

In the profiles below, each staff member shows their connection to one or more North Dakota Counties. Get to know us!

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Emily McDaniel
Member Events and Outreach Coordinator
If you want to meet Emily McDaniel, just come to any of our events. She'll be the one making everything hum along while somehow also being the calm one. Emily had a ton of meeting and training experience under her belt before joining us, but nothing could have prepared her or any of us for the fact that she came in amid a pandemic that caused meetings and conventions to be replaced by virtual experiences. Nevertheless, she's up to the task of adapting.
Emily's degrees in communications and graphic design from fit perfectly with the job. She grew up here in Bismarck/Burleigh County, so she enjoys being outside - walking her dogs, rollerblading, biking, hiking and kayaking, as well as some inside activities like reading and knitting.