• The Community Development Society (CDS) Board recently approved changes to the organization’s bylaws in February 2018. The major change involved eliminating two elected officer positions (Vice President for Operations and Vice President for Programs) and replacing them with two other positions (Vice President and Past President). The reason for this change was to more efficiently and effectively manage the organization. Besides holding the annual conference, the organization also provides three publications, maintains an active website, and hosts the Fellows program. Enhancing the role of the Past-president will provide additional institutional memory and continuity.

    Before implementing these changes, the Board would like to receive comments and input from the CDS membership. The proposed changes are attached. The original and proposed changes are presented together so you can more easily see what will be changed. The parts highlighted in green include the original language and the parts highlighted in yellow are the proposed changes. Please look over the changes and share your perspectives.