Each year the Society has the privilege of recognizing the achievements of outstanding leaders, organizations, and champions in the field of community development. We pause collectively for an evening during the Annual Meeting of the Community Development Society to reflect, celebrate success, and express gratitude for the contributions being made in the field. In 2013, eight awards were presented by the Society. Sharon Gulick, 2012-2013 Community Development Society President, is pictured below presenting each of these awards. The face of community development and the Society would look vastly different without the contributions of each of these individuals and programs.
Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award, presentedto Whitney McIntyre Miller, PhD, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership with Northern Kentucky University
Current Research Award, presented to Edward “Ted” Jackson, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University
Community Development Achievement Award, presented to Milan Wall, Co-Director of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development
Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award, presented to Jane Leonard, Community Vitality Advisor
Innovative Program Award, presented to The Great Community Book Read, a collaborative effort between the South Dakota State University Department of Sociology and Rural Studies, Department of Political Science and Extension
Outstanding Program Award, presented to the Stronger Economies Together (SET) Program, led by Bo Beaulieu, Rachel Welborn, Dave Sears, and Suzzette Agans
Outstanding Student Award, presented to Mark Porth, Intern, The University of Missouri Extension’s Community and Economic and Entrepreneurial Development (ExCEED) Program
Friend of Community Development Award, presented to Ed Levy, Director of Architecture and a Principal with Cromwell Architects Engineers
More information regarding the Awards presented by the Society is available here. Nominations for award recipients are solicited from the membership each Spring.
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