May 2022 Chair’s Update

As the Community Development Society expands its vibrancy and impact, our sister societies are reaching out to us. This past week, the president of the International Association for Community Development (IACD) from Northern Ireland and an IACD board member from Australia contacted me to explore a deeper connection between our organizations. In addition, the National Association […]

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Honoring Dr. Lee J. Cary

Dr. Lee J. Cary, the Community Development Society’s first president, died peacefully in his sleep on February 27th. He was 96. He attended the Society’s 50th anniversary at its 2019 conference in Columbia, Missouri and received a standing ovation a sign of his many contributions to the field. Dr. Cary was chair of the Community Development […]

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April Updates – VC of Operations

The Executive Leadership Fellow position sunsetted on March 31, 2022. While we prepare for an Executive Director search, the Board of Directors has hired a temporary part-time Administrator. We have also hired a web developer to build a new CDS website in the WordPress platform. More details are available for members on the members-only section of […]

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April Updates – VC of Programs

The call for proposals just went out last week for the 2022 CDS Virtual Conference and is open through April 30, 2022. We look forward to reviewing your submissions! Please contact Mary Emery, Vice Chair Programs, at programs@CDSociety.org if you are interested in helping review submissions. We are working on putting together a very exciting conference […]

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Seeking a 3-year Editor for Community Development

As the Interim Editor’s term expires on June 30th, per policy, the CDS Board of Directors is seeking proposals from individuals who wish to become the Editor of Community Development. The Editor’s term of office begins July 1, 2022 and runs for three consecutive years. If you are interested, please review the Request for Proposals and contact Margaret Stout, […]

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April 2022 Chair’s Update

There is a fresh vibrancy in the Society that is quite visceral. I am buoyed by emails and calls from members involved in committees and on the board who raise new questions and express a willingness to do volunteer work.  I am grateful for the nominees for CDS Board of Directors and officer positions. CDS elections […]

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April CDS Webinar

Community Development and Community Well-Being: Exploring Relational Frameworks and Constructs Rhonda Philips, Purdue University April 21, 12 noon Central Time (US) How happy are our communities? Community well-being (CWB) is gaining attention as an emerging construct for understanding the collective “wellness” of a city, town, or neighborhood. Many of the same aspects of CWB have long […]

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March CDS Webinar

Empathy, Community, and Youth:A Critical Intersection for Research and Practice March 21, 11am – 12:30pm Central Time In this webinar, Mark Brennan (Penn State) and Pat Dolan (National University of Ireland, Galway) bring together diverse scholarly literature around empathy,civic engagement, community wellbeing, and the vital role of youth as community development players.

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2022 Election Updates

Nominations are now open for five seats on the CDS Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations is March 31 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. You may self-nominate or nominate a colleague through the link below. Have additional questions about a position before you self-nominate? Email secretary@CDSociety.org.

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