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President's Update - 50 looks good on you CDS!

President's Update - 50 looks good on you CDS!

Happy new year! Welcome 2019! What a joyous year for us here at CDS as it marks the official beginning of our 50th anniversary year celebrations! We have our homecoming conference, Coming Home to Cultivate the Future, coming up July 14-17 in Columbia, Missouri. What a perfect year to honor someone in our field who has made an outstanding contribution through an award (nominations due February 14)! I can't wait to see you in July and to see what the future has in store for us!

Meanwhile, your board has been busy working together to make sure our organization is ready to face the future. We have committees focused on revamping the bylaws and the structure of our organization, as well as preparing us a budget to ensure proper operations through our 50th year and beyond.

We are focused on growing our membership to reach those that have been with us over the years and the next generation of community developer. Our 50th anniversary and homecoming are the perfect time for outreach and we encourage our members to do the same. Will you commit to reaching out to one old colleague and one new to tell them about our annual conference? Imagine how robust our network would be and how lively our conference would be if each and every one of us did this! I'll be making my calls today!

Finally, thank you for your commitment to our field and to our organization. Without dedicated members like you, we would not have made it 50 years - Thank you!! Give yourself a nice little pat on the back - 50 years looks good on you CDS. 

 

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Award Nominations Due February 14 - in a New EASIER Process!

The Awards & Recognition Committee is happy to announce a call for award nominations under a new and easier process for 2018! 

This is your opportunity to nominate peers, colleagues, students, and mentors to be recognized for their contributions to the community development field. Awards will be presented at the 2018 CDS Annual Conference in Detroit, MI on July 22-25.

The CDS Awards recognize new and experienced community development practitioners, researchers, students, and supporters as we celebrate the outstanding and innovative leaders in our field. Awards include honors for research, programming, achievement, service to the profession, and community development education.

The new process makes it easier for you to nominate someone with the key background information. Following the nomination period, the Committee will work with nominees to gather additional supporting documentation. Key dates in the new timeline are as follows:

February 14 - Nominations Due; all nominations received after the deadline will be automatically eligible in the next round of awards.

April 1 - Support Documentation due from Nominees

Early May - Winners Notified 

July 22-25 - Awards Presented at CDS 2018 Conference.

To submit your nomination(s), complete the online awards application form.

For more information on each award, visit 
https://www.comm-dev.org/images/Awards/CDSAwards2017SummaryandEligibilityCriteria.pdf

Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to recognizing the great work happening in community development across the nation and the world!

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CDS Awards and Recognition Committee, Scholarship Committee – July 2016 Report

By Craig Talmage

 

CDS Awards, Scholarships, and Banquet This Year (2016)

Plan and Program

This year’s banquet begins at 6:30pm. Gisele (and Charlie?) will welcome guests to the Banquet. Salads will be on the table, and dinner will be served shortly thereafter. At 7:10pm. Gisele (and Charlie?) will recognize Past Presidents of CDS (and IACD?). At 7:15pm, the awards banquet will begin. Six awards (five from CDS; one from IACD) and six scholarships (all from CDS) will be recognized (all listed below). Participants have been asked ahead of time if they would like to make any remarks, and have asked to make any remarks brief. All emcees/speakers will have a script. Participants will have programs available at their tables, and a rolling slideshow of winners will be shown. At 8:00pm, the live auction will begin.

Awards

·         Ted Bradshaw Outstanding Research – David Campbell, University of California-Davis

·         Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award – Neil Linscheid, University of Minnesota Extension

·         Innovative Program Award – Strengthening Skills for Leading Others Program of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)

·         Outstanding Program Award – The Futures Program from the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality

·         Friend of Community Development Award – Gavin Rennie, Unitec

·         IACD Global Ambassador Award* - Randy Adams, Vice President of IACD, past President of CDS, and former Executive Director of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) in the U.S. *This award will be given out by IACD, not CDS. The President of IACD will present the award.  

Scholarships

·         CD Scholarship Fund ($1000) - Renee Reed Miller

·         CD Scholarship Fund ($1000)  - Toyin Kolawole

·         George Nickolaus CD Graduate Student Award Fund ($1000)  - Richard Loughery*
Richard will not be present to receive the award. He has been asked to send remarks.

·         Nette Nelson Travel Fund ($2000) - Sharad Sharma

·         Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS ($1000): Travel Scholarship - Bidita Jawher Tithi

·         Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS ($1000): Community-Based Research Scholarship - Annie Li

 

CDS Awards Status and Submissions by Year

The table below shows the number of (qualified) applications received each year for the past 7 years.

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Gibson (DSA)

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

Bradshaw  (Research)

2

1

1

2

0

2

1

Littrell (New Professional)

1

1

2

1

2

1

1

CD Achievement

3

1

1

3

2

1

1

Outstanding Program

2

0

2

1

1

2

4

Innovative Program

3

0

2

2

5

4

4

Current Research

1

1

0

1

1

2

0

Friend of CDS

1

0

0

2

1

2

2

Student Award

2

0

0

2

0

1

0

               

Total Entries

17

5

9

15

12

15

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carryover

     

2

2

2

 

Dual Entry

           

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Entries

17

5

9

13

10

13

11

 

·         2013 Carryover – Littrell New Professional, Outstanding Program

·         2014 Carryover – CD Achievement (2)

·         2015 Carryover – Littrell New Professional, Outstanding Program

·         2016 Dual Entry – Innovative Program and Outstanding Program (2)

 

The number of award entries (both Total and Net) have been relatively stable since 2013.  This represents a rebound from low years in 2011 (especially) and 2012. 

 

The category that has been the most popular over the period examined has been “Innovative Program.”   It has received multiple entries except for the 2011 (which was the nadir for awards submissions).   The next two most popular award categories have been Community Development Achievement and Outstanding Program. 

 

The number of submissions for each, however, has been boosted since by the carryover of applications (2013-2015) and the acceptance of applications for both programming categories (2016).

 

Related to that, Community Development Achievement is the one category has had at least one submission during the period examined – although resubmissions kept that streak alive in 2014.

Three awards have had averaged less than one submission per year for the time period examined – the Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award, the Student Recognition Award, and the Current Research Award.  

CDS Awards and Scholarships Possible Changes for Discussion

 

·         Increase publicity on all the awards and scholarships – especially the larger named awards

o   Continue to utilize current means

o   Have an even stronger social media push

o   Ensure part of application/renewal packet

o   Need to consider more grassroots ways of soliciting from all institutions/groups represented among CDS

o   Survey our membership regarding their perceptions of our awards and scholarships

·         Ramp up encouragement of awards and scholarships nominations

o   From board members

o   From committee chairs

o   From moderators and presenters and conference

o   Through the journals

·         Create a new teaching/education based award or transform another award to be specifically teaching/education focused

o   No current teaching-focused award

o   Need to consider possible bias towards activity in awards recipients

§  Are we biased in selection?

§  Are we biased in our solicitation?

·         Outstanding Program and Innovative Program into Program of Merit

o   Recognize multiple entries

o   Moving in that direction with multiple entries

·         Consider dropping or combining awards that receive few entries each year

o   This likely isn’t a great option, but it is worth putting on the table

§  Non-named awards such as the current research award and student recognition award do not receive many nominations each year.

·         Discuss and address whether the student recognition award should come with a stipend

o   Should the award be considered a scholarship

·         Allow more flexibility on number of program awards that can be given out each year

o   Currently some are limited and some are not

o   Limits make sense on special honors, less so on program awards


CDS Awards and Scholarships Leadership Transitions (2016-2017)

Awards

·         Michael Dougherty and Craig Talmage will remain as co-chairs. Sheri Smith will remain on the committee. We will be looking for at least two additional members for next year.

Scholarships

·         Jane Leonard has agreed to chair the scholarships committee. She will be recruiting additional members for the committee. If necessary, Craig Talmage will serve as a member of the committee, but his primarily role will be to help maintain and run the online application process.

Looking to Joint CDS NACDEP Conference in 2017

Michael Dougherty is the chair of the NACDEP Recognition Committee and has been in contact with that organization’s board regarding awards next year. A joint banquet and awards ceremony seems appropriate. We have suggested that a back and forth / alternating model would suit the ceremony well. For example, we would give out one award, and then NACDEP will give out an award. A combined script would be developed to ensure things run smoothly. A joint ceremony seems fitting when looking at extension winners of CDS Awards over the past 7 years.

Extension Winners of CDS Awards Since 2010

CD Achievement (2 of 6 awards)

·         Sharon Gulick, University of Missouri Extension (2015)

·         Mark Peterson, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (2011)

Current Research (3 of 6 awards)

·         University of Minnesota Extension Community Economics Team (2015)

·         Dave Ivan, Michigan State University Extension (2012)

·         Steve Jeanetta, University of Missouri Extension (2012)

Littrell New Professional Award (2 of 7 awards)

·         Neil Linschied, University of Minnesota Extension (2016)

·         Paul Lachapelle, Montana State University Extension (2011)

Gibson DSA (2 of 4 awards)

·         Mary Emery, South Dakota State University (2012)

·         Ron Hustedde, University of Kentucky (2010)

Friend of CDS (0 of 6 awards) and Student Recognition (0 of 3)

 

Innovative Program Award (6 of 7 awards)

·         Strengthening Skills for Leading Others Program, CEDIK, University of Kentucky (2016)

·         Community Arts Program, University of Missouri Extension (2014)

·         Marketing Hometown America, UNL, NDSU and SDSU Extension (2014)

·         Great Community Book Read Program, South Dakota State University (2013)

·         Healthy Econsystems, Healthy Communities – Kansas PRIDE (2012)

·         Latino Farmers and Local Multicultural Food and Marketing Systems, Iowa State (2010)

Outstanding Program Award (3 of 5 awards)

·         The Futures Program, UMN Extension Center for Community Vitality (2016)

·         Stronger Economies Together, SEDC (2013)

·         Saving Our Grocery Stores, Saving Our Communities: K-State’s Rural Grocery Initiative (2010)

Bradshaw Research (1 of 3)

·         David Campbell, University of California (2016)

Submitted by Awards and Recognition Committee:

Michael Dougherty, CDS Awards and Recognition Co-Chair

Craig Talmage, CDS Awards and Recognition Co-Chair

Sheri Smith, CDS Awards and Recognition Committee Member

 

Submitted by Scholarship Committee:

Craig Talmage, CDS Scholarship Committee Member

Kurt Mantoya, CDS Scholarship Committee Member

 

Jane Leonard, CDS Scholarship Committee Chair

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Congrats to Our Award and Scholarship Recipients

By Craig Talmage

This year we celebrated our award and scholarship winners at our annual banquet at the CDS Conference. We would again like to recognize our award and scholarship recipients.  Also, if you are interested in serving on our committee, please email Craig Talmage (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please also consider nominating a person or program for an award or scholarship next year. Learn more at http://www.comm-dev.org/about/awards-and-scholarships.

Awards

·         Ted Bradshaw Outstanding Research – David Campbell, University of California-Davis

·         Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award – Neil Linscheid, University of Minnesota Extension

·         Innovative Program Award – Strengthening Skills for Leading Others Program of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)

·         Outstanding Program Award – The Futures Program from the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality

·         Friend of Community Development Award – Gavin Rennie, Unitec

Scholarships

·         CD Scholarship Fund - Renee Reed Miller

·         CD Scholarship Fund - Toyin Kolawole

·         George Nickolaus CD Graduate Student Award Fund - Richard Loughery

·         Nette Nelson Travel Fund - Sharad Sharma

·         Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS: Travel Scholarship - Bidita Jawher Tithi

 

·         Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS: Community-Based Research Scholarship - Annie Li

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Call for CDS Award Nominations

Each year we invite you to reflect on the outstanding accomplishments made in the field of community development as we issue the call for award nominations.  The Society may present up to nine awards annualy that recognize long-standing service to the organization, outstanding and innovative research, teaching and programs, and the students, new professionals, and friends that help ensure our pracitce endures.  

The full call for award nominations and nomination form is available here.  Nominations are due by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 15, 2015.  Award recepients will be honored formally during the annual Awards and Recognition Banquet that will take place during the Annual International Conference that will be held on July 19-22, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  

Summaries of the awards presented by the Society are listed below. Please consider submitting a nomination to recognize the oustanding accomplishments of your colleagues and friends.

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.

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