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The Community Development Society furthers community work through teaching, practice, and research. CDS provides those who do community work with best practices, networking opportunities, tools, and other resources.

Awards

Community Development Society Awards

Each year the Society has the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of its members and friends. We encourage you to recognize the work of your colleagues in the field by submitting a nomination on their behalf. Awards will be presented at the 2014 Community Development Society (CDS) Conference in Dubuque, IA in July. 

Learn more about the awards presented by the Society, here. The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 15, 2014.  Download the Awards Nomination Page here.  

Awards presented by the Society include: 

Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award

Presented to a CDS member in recognition of superior and long-standing service to the field of community development, and, in particular, work for the advancement of the Society. Current officers and Board members are not eligible for this award.

Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award
Presented to a CDS member in recognition of a significant stream of superior research which exemplifies and positively impacts community development practice and represents a lasting contribution to the field. The award will recognize research which reflects the Principles of Good Practice throughout the research process. Only one Outstanding Research Award may be bestowed by the Society each year.

Community Development Achievement Award
Presented to a CDS member in recognition of his or her outstanding contribution to community development. The person may be recognized for teaching, research, programming, administration or any combination of these roles.

Outstanding Program Award
Presented to a CDS member or a group in recognition of completion of superior programming that exemplifies and positively influences community development practice. The award will recognize a program that reflects the Principles of Good Practice throughout the implementation process.

Innovative Program Award
Presented to a CDS member or a group in recognition of a superior innovative program using the principles of good practice as adopted by the Society.

Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award
Presented to a CDS member in recognition of a superior contribution to the field of community development and the Society.

Current Research Award
Presented to a CDS member in recognition of a current research project(s) or product that represents an important contribution to the field of community development.

Student Recognition Award
Presented to a CDS member who is either an undergraduate or graduate student, in recognition of his or her contribution to community development through a paper, an article, a field project or internship, or other applied research.

Friend of Community Development Award
Presented to a person who is not a CDS member, but who has made a significant contribution to the field of community development. This contribution could have been accomplished through his or her role as author, educator, administrator (public or private sector), community organizer, or elected or appointed official.

CDS Principles of Good Practice

Congratulations to our 2013 Recipients!
 

CDS 2013 Awards Banquet -- learn more about 2013 CDS Award recipients here!

Pictured below, Sharon Gulick, 2012-2013 CDS President (University of Missouri) with:

2013 Scholarship Fund Recipient Craig Talmage (Third Year PhD Candidate with the Arizona State University School of Community Resources and Development)
2013 Scholarship Fund Recipient Craig Talmage

 

Outstanding Research Award Recipient, Ted Jackson (Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration)
Outstanding Research Award Recipient Ted Jackson


2013 Scholarship Fund Recipient Teresa Irene Gonzales (Sixth Year Doctoral Candidate with the University of California Berkeley Department of Sociology)
2013 Scholarship Fund Recipient Teresa Irene Gonzales

Community Development Achievement Award  Recipient, Milan Wall (Heartland Center for Leadership Development)
Community Development Achievement Award  Recipient Milan Wall


Donald W. Littrell Outstanding New Professional Award Recipient, Whitney McIntyre Miller (Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership with Northern Kentucky University)
Donald W. Littrell Outstanding New Professional Award Recipient Whitney McIntyre Miller


Outstanding Program Award Recipient, Stronger Economies Together, accepted by Bo Beaulieu
Outstanding Program Award Recipient Stronger Economies Together accepted by Bo Beaulieu


Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Jane Leonard (Consultant)
Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award Recipient Jane Leonard


People's Choice Poster Session Winner, Kenny Sherin (University of South Dakota Extension)
Peoples Choice Poster Session Winner Kenny Sherin


Student Recognition Award Recipient, Mark Porth (University of Missouri Extension)
Student Recognition Award Recipient Mark Porth


Friend of Community Development Award Recipient, Ed Levy (Cromwell Architects Engineers / Partner with University of Arkansas Breakthrough Solutions Program)
Friend of Community Development Award Recipient Ed Levy


Innovative Program Award Recipient, Great Community Book Read (a partnership between the South Dakota State University Department of Sociology, Department of Economics, and Extension)
Innovative Program Award Recipient Great Community Book Read


CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF PAST AWARD WINNERS.