Committees

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The CDS committees provide the leadership and guidance for the society in a number of key areas and offer a great opportunity to become more engaged in CDS. Please look over the list of committees and contact the chair or co-chair for more information on the committee and how you can become involved.

Awards and Recognition Committee

Issues eight (8) annual awards for CDS recognizing volunteer efforts for those who assist the society and recognizes outgoing board members for the society.

  • Co-chair: Craig Talmage, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-chair: Michael Dougherty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Communications/Publications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for the design and development of communication networks among CDS members and with entities external to CDS. Committee members oversee the content management of the CDS website; anticipate and recommend policy to support communication needs in CDS; prepare and propose an annual budget to the Board of Directors; manage CD Practice, Vanguard, and Community Development; recommend policy regarding the production and distribution of CDS publications; and organize the process of appointing editors, including making recommendations to the board.

  • Chair Printed Materials: Abbie Gaffey, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-chair Electronic Materials: Cindy Banyai, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-chair Website: Steve Jeanetta, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ex officio members:
    • CD Practice Editor:  Craig Talmage, Arizona State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Community Development Editor:  John Green, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    • Vanguard Editor:  Cindy Banyai, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

 

Finance Committee

This important committee reviews and recommends policies and procedures for the CDS Endowment, manages the fund-raising appeals to CDS groups, and seeks financial support from foundations and corporations. The committee is also responsible for monitoring the overall financial health of CDS.

  • Co-chair:  Tony Gauvin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-chair:  John Gulick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


International Committee

The International Committee develops strong and productive inter-country communication, research, action, and project links among CDS members and assists in broadening the international participation of CDS.

  • Co-Chair:  Jim Cavaye, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-Chair:  Gary Goreham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Marketing/Membership Committee

This committee’s responsibilities include developing and implementing a far-reaching innovative plan that will nurture and sustain a viable CDS while also adding value to the field and offering many opportunities for networking, skill development, and capacity building of organizations, people, and communities.

  • Co-chair:  Cindy Banyai,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-chair:  Dan Kahl,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Nominations and Leadership Development

The role of this committee is to foster democratic process within CDS itself by organizing and carrying out the election of officers according to the CDS bylaws, identifying potential candidates for office, and communicating the opportunities for involvement in the leadership of CDS to the membership.

  • Chair:  Whitney McIntyre Miller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

2016 Program Planning Committee

The role of the Program Planning Committee is to build the program for the 2016 CDS Annual International Conference to be held in Bloomington, Minnesota. Keynote speakers and plenary sessions will be determined based on the conference theme, available resources, and in consultation with the Local Host Committee. Concurrent sessions will be selected based on a review of abstracts received in response to the Call for Presentations. The committee will provide support and follow through with keynote speakers, presenters, moderators, mobile learning workshops, and conference sponsors and dignitaries. Mobile learning workshops will be coordinated with the Local Host Committee. Opportunities will be provided for feedback and evaluation of the conference.

  • Chair:  Chris Marko, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

2016 Site Selection Committee

Locates potential places for future CDS annual conferences that can provide a peak learning network experience for CD practitioners, scholars, and policy makers.

  • Co-chair:  Katie Ellis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Co-Chair:  Kurt Mantonya, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    2016 Affinity Group Committee

    This committee serves to foster membership engagment by facilitating member-led interest groups.  These groups serve to connect members throughout the year though networking, resource and information sharing, and program development.  

    • Chair: Whitney McIntyre Miller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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