Each year, Community Development Society (CDS) 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. Nominations must be received by April 30, 2021 in order to be considered. Awards will be presented at the 2021 CDS annual conference. Direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important Dates

  • April 1: Nominations Open.
  • April 30: Nominations Close.
  • May 31: Support documentation is due from the nominees.
  • June 30: Winners are notified.
  • July 12 - 15: Awards are presented at the 2021 CDS Virtual Conference

Click an award below to submit a nomination

View Awards Criteria

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Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award
Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award
Community Development Achievement Award
Outstanding Program Award
Innovative Program Award
Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award
Current Research Award
Student Recognition Award
Friend of Community Development Award
Outstanding Community Development Educator Award
International Community Development Award
Special Awards