The Mission...

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.

CDS Chapters

Local networking opportunities result from involvement with Community Development Society Chapters that keep members informed of current development trends and concepts. Specific community needs and issues are addressed through chapter activities. Chapters may be formed for any appropriate geographic area-local, state, province or region.
 

STARTING A CHAPTER/OFFICIAL RECOGNITION PROCESS

If you are interested in starting a chapter, please contact the CDS Administration Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We can provide you with a handbook on starting a new chapter and other advice.

To be officially recognized as a chapter, the following procedures must be followed:

  1. Chapter name may be either "The ________________Chapter of the Community Development Society," or a name agreed upon by the founding members of the chapter, to be followed by the phrase "A Chapter of the Community Development Society."

  2. A proposal to form a chapter will be in writing, addressed to the President, and signed by not less than fifteen voting members of the Society.
    The application will contain:

    a) Proposed name of the Chapter
    b) Proposed geographic boundaries of the Chapter
    c) Consent of any existing Chapter if the proposed boundaries infringe on its establishedboundaries
    d) Copy of the proposed constitution or statement of purpose of the chapter

  3. The Board of Directors will take action on requests for chapter status at its next regular Board meeting following receipt of the chapter formation request.

  4. The Board may authorize the provision of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00) to any group attempting to organize a chapter. Such financial assistance may be provided only once in that geographic area.

Active CDS Chapters

ARKANSAS
Cary Tyson
Director
Main Street Program
Arkansas Department of Heritage
1500 Tower Building
323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-324-9880
501-425-1432 cell
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MISSOURI
LAURA FILBERT ZACHER
Economic Development Resources
2610 Tennessee Ave
St. Louis, MO  63118
(314) 772-6047
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KENTUCKY
TERENCE J. DELAHANTY
Training Specialist
Cabinet for Families & Children
275 East Main Street,
Mailstop 3C-B
Frankfort, KY 20621
(502) 564-4502
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SASKATCHEWAN
KATHIE CRAM
Community Development Consultant
Public Health Services
Saskatoon Health Region
107 230 Avenue R. South
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 2Z1
(306)655-5383
Fax: 306-655-4956
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CDS Chapters have previously been active in:

  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Frontier (Pacific Northwest)
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • Australia