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Local development and Polish self-government practice: Outreach and research conducted by Wrocław University of Economics and Business, Poland Friday, July 15, 2022 — 12:00 noon Eastern Time (US & Canada) Presenter Andrzej Sztando, Ph.D. is a Professor of Wrocław University of Economics and Business (WUEB), Poland. His research interests are in local development, as well as […]
The Community Development Society (CDS) has been blessed with an exceptional corps of Members who have made substantive contributions to the community development field and served in key positions in our Society over the course of its 53-year history. Following their lead, the CDS Board of Directors is formally announcing the launch of the CDS Legacy […]
The CDS Nominations Committee is happy to report the results of this year’s Officer and Board Election. Those elected will begin their term at the CDS Annual Meeting held during the virtual CDS conference this July.
Gratitude is a consistent theme that emerges as I write this column. As chair of the CDS Board of Directors, I continue to be amazed at the resilience and creative impact of our treasured Community Development Society during these tumultuous times. First, I’m grateful to Anthony Cook, our secretary, and the CDS nominations committee members who found […]
Now that the new CDS website is live, and all active accounts have been transferred from the old website, CDS Members are invited to add information to their profiles.
The 2022 Awards Season is here! Updated dates and descriptions of each award can be found on our website. The link to the nominations form will appear on the website starting Monday, May 9. You can nominate a colleague for the Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award, the Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award, the Community Development […]