This award is presented to a CDS member in recognition of a superior contribution to the field of community development and the Society. This award was renamed to honor Donald W. Littrell in 2009.
Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award Recipients:
2016 Neil Linscheid
2015 Cindy Banyai
2014 Kurt Mantonya
2013 Whitney McIntyre Miller
2012 James Wilcox
2011 Paul Lachapelle
2010 Katie Ellis
2008 Michelle Norris
2002 Brent Hales
2001 Judith Bush
1998 Margaret D. Griffith
1992 Susan Maher
This award is 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.
Current Research Award Recipients:
2017 Ben Winchester
2015 University of Minnesoa Extension Community Economics Team
2014 Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Maria Marinez-Cosio
2013 Ted Jackson
2012 David Ivan
2012 Stephen Jeanetta
2011 Mark Brennan
This award is 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.
Community Development Achievement Award Recipients:
2015 Sharon Gulick
2014 Richard Knopf
2013 Milan Wall
2012 Mary Domahidy
2011 Mark Peterson
2010 Jerry Hembd
2008 Kathie Cram
2007 John Gruidl
2006 Janet Ayres
2006 Stephen Jeanetta
2005 Johanna Reed Adams
2004 AE Luloff
2003 Kent Gustafson
2001 Carol Rock
2000 Timothy Katers
1999 Mary Emery
1998 Gene Speichinger
1997 Albert Boss
1997 Nette Nelson
1996 Alf Bramblett
1995 Gwen Grayson
1994 Robert Chambers
1993 Paul Denise
1992 Mary Simon Leuci
1992 Vicki Braglio Luther
1991 David H. Hammond
1991 Daryle K. Heasley
1990 Clair Hein
1990 Daniel Schler
1989 John Kueser
1988 Vernon D. Ryan
1988 Richard W. Poston
1987 Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.
1985 Mark E. Settle
1984 Thomas S. Parsons
1984 Dwight Pace
1984 Otto G. Hoiberg
CDS 2016: Joint International Conference of the
Community Development Society
International Association for Community Development
Theme: Sustaining Community Change: Building Local Capacity to Sustain Development Initiatives
July 24-27, 2016
Hilton Minneapolis Airport
The Community Development Society and the International Association for Community Development work to build community capacity and address local challenges. Too often, development initiatives fail to generate lasting, positive, change. The focus of this 2016 CDS & IACD gathering is for attendees to share and learn tips and techniques from across the globe to create sustained–and positive--community change. The conference will feature workshops, panel sessions, keynote speakers, mobile learning workshops, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. The dynamic pairing of both the CDS and IACD organizations brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from multiple and diverse perspectives. Please join us in Minnesota, USA, July 24-27, 2016.
Conference venue & hotel: The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America (http://bit.ly/hilton-msp) is located a short distance from both the MSP airport and Mall of America. Rooms will be available at a rate of $149.00 per night, excluding tax. The hotel is near theTwin Cities Metro light rail line and also has complimentary shuttle service to the airport and Mall of America. It is also adjacent to the Minnesota River Valley Wildlife National Refuge and very close to the convergence of the Minnesota River with the mighty Mississippi River, one of the most significant waterways in the world.
Link to CDS 47th Annual International Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota here.
Community Development Society Awards
Congratulations to our 2013 Recipients!
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)
Outstanding Research Award Recipient, Ted Jackson (Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration)
2013 Scholarship Fund Recipient Teresa Irene Gonzales (Sixth Year Doctoral Candidate with the University of California Berkeley Department of Sociology)
Community Development Achievement Award Recipient, Milan Wall (Heartland Center for Leadership Development)
Donald W. Littrell Outstanding New Professional Award Recipient, Whitney McIntyre Miller (Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership with Northern Kentucky University)
Outstanding Program Award Recipient, Stronger Economies Together, accepted by Bo Beaulieu
Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Jane Leonard (Consultant)
People's Choice Poster Session Winner, Kenny Sherin (University of South Dakota Extension)
Student Recognition Award Recipient, Mark Porth (University of Missouri Extension)
Friend of Community Development Award Recipient, Ed Levy (Cromwell Architects Engineers / Partner with University of Arkansas Breakthrough Solutions Program)
Innovative Program Award Recipient, Great Community Book Read (a partnership between the South Dakota State University Department of Sociology, Department of Economics, and Extension)
Community Development Practice, an on-line peer reviewed publication of the Community Development Society (CDS) is looking for reviewers.
The purpose of Community Development Practice is to describe and promote appropriate and useful tools, resources and practice(s) for all aspects of community development. Readers of Community Development Practice publications should be able take lessons from, adapt, and/or use the tools, resources, or practices described.
Reviewers evaluate manuscripts using aset of questions like those below.
- Do the approaches, tools and techniques discussed in this article see to be valuable to achieving outcomes in community development work?
- Does the article present innovative approaches, tools and techniques that can be readily applied by community development practitioners?
- Is the information presented complete? Is it consistent?
- Is the article well-written, clear and logically-sound?
- Does the articel contain any errors (factual or precedural)?
- Do the resources provided follow from the article? Are they sufficient for the application of the information presented in the article? Are there any additional resources that should be included?
The community development has codified a basic set of core values in the CDS Principles of Good Practice. These Principles should also be considered when articles are evaluated by reviewers. They include:
- Promote active and representative participation toward enabling all community members to meaningully influence the decisions that affect their lives.
- Engage community menbers in learning about and understanding community issues, and the economic, social, environmental, political, pyschological, and other impacts associated with alternative courses of action.
- Incorprate the diverse interests and cultures of the community in the community development process; and disengage from support of any effort that is likely to adversely affect the disadvantaged members of a community.
- Work actively to enhance the leadership capacity of community members, leaders, and groups within the community.
- Be open to using the full range of action strategeis to work toward the long-term sustainability and well being of the community.