Awards (13)

Feb 05

From time to time, the Community Development Society offers special, one-time awards to individuals or projects in recognition of their unique contributions to the field or to CDS, or as part of a partnership or collaboration with other organizations.

Past Special Award Recipients:

Joint National Association of Community Development Professionals and Community Development Society Award

  • 2017 Ripple Effect Mapping Team:
    • Scott Chazdon, University of Minnesota Extension
    • Mary Emery, South Dakota State University
    • Debra A. Hansen, Washington State University Extension
    • Rebecca Sero, Washington State University Extension
    • Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho
  • 2017 Michael Dougherty, West Virginia University Extension Service

International Association of Community Development Ambassador Award

  • 2016 Randy Adams, Vice President of IACD, Past President of CDS and Former Director of the Rural Community Assistance Program

 

Feb 05

This award recognizes an outstanding contribution to community development in an international setting. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Working with communities in countries other than the United States of America
  • Working with people with an international background within the USA, such as engaging immigrant and refugee people
  • Research, teaching or practice that contributes to international community development outcomes

Individuals or teams are eligible for the award. The award can be presented to a CDS member or to a person who is not a current CDS member but who exemplifies the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society.

The award recognizes a broad range of roles in community development including teaching, research, practice, programming, administration, or any combination of these roles. Contributions with proven impacts/results over the short or long term are eligible. This includes activities that have been conducted for one or more years. It also includes short term activities that may have been conducted for less than one year but with demonstrated promise of long term community improvement.

Eligibility:
  • Can be a current member of CDS or a non-member who exemplifies the Principles of Good Practice
  • Displays Quality – the contribution reflects a high degree of excellence in content and process
  • Displays Engagement and Empowerment - the contribution has shown sensitivity towards local circumstances, appropriate engagement and has engendered community empowerment
  • Displays Innovativeness – the contribution has engenders originality and local refinement of a current community development principle or practice
  • Displays Impact - the contribution has made, or holds promise to make, a significant contribution to the well-being and function of communities
Past International Community Development Award Recipients:
  • 2021 Dilip S. Patil
  • 2021 Diego Thompson
  • 2019 Anastasia Crickley
  • 2017 Cornelia (Cornel) Hart, National Community Development Polcy Framework for South Africa

Presented to a CDS member in recognition of their excellence in teaching and instruction within the field of Community Development. The person may be recognized for their outstanding contributions within community development education. This person should exemplify the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society and illustrate them in their educational practice within formal and/or non-formal educational settings. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current member of CDS
  • Nominees exhibit an ability to advance the field of Community Development through effective educational practices.
  • Nominees create an effective educational environment by implementing novel teaching methods, which convey knowledge and skills associated with the field of Community Development.
 Past Outstanding Community Development Educator Award Recipients:
  • 2019 Rosalind Harris, University of Kentucky
  • 2018 Gary Goreham, North Dakota State University
  • 2017 Margaret Stout, West Virginia University

 

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. This person should exemplify the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Eligibility:
  • Not a current member of the Community Development Society
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted
  • Explanation of how the nominee’s work shows a thorough understanding of community development principles and practice
  • The nominee’s contribution has helped to draw the public’s attention to the field of community development
  • The nominee has helped to relate the field of community development to other fields
  • Evidence of how the nominee’s contributions have shown the importance of community development principles and practice
Past Friend of Community Development Award Recipients:
  • 2021 Souvik Saha
  • 2016 Gavin Rennie
  • 2015 Claire McGowan
  • 2015 Brian Fogle
  • 2014 Tami Fischer
  • 2013 Ed Levy
  • 2010 Randolph Cantrell
  • 2009 Dr. Robert Moses
  • 2008 Jean Burkhardt
  • 2005 Dr. Karl Stauber
  • 2004 Shu Kexin
  • 2003 David Allee (posthumous)
  • 2002 Gary Craig
  • 2000 Sue Rickards
  • 1998 John “Jake” P. Mascotte
  • 1997 F. W. Fanning (posthumous)
  • 1995 Harry Martin
  • 1993 Bob Harvener
  • 1991 Lorraine and Dick Marais
  • 1989 C. Brice Ratchford
  • 1988 William D. Lontz
  • 1987 Charles F. Koval
  • 1987 William D. Lontz
  • 1984 Paul J. Comer, Jr.
  • Paul Eberts

 

05 February 2018

Student Recognition Award

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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. This person should exemplify the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current member of CDS
  • At the time of nomination, must be currently enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a community development or related curriculum
  • Copy of the paper, article, applied research, or description of the field project or internship upon which the nomination is based
  • Evidence of an important addition to the theory, research, and/or practice of community development
  • A scholarly or field-based contribution that is transferable to other applied or community focused settings
  • Demonstration of community scholarship research, and/or practice skills that emphasize the value of citizen participation as essential to effective community development
Past Student Recognition Award Recipients:
  • 2018 John C. Hill
  • 2015 Laurel Goodman
  • 2013 Mark Porth
  • 2010 Kenneth Sherin
  • 2009 Karen Blewett
  • 2006 Christina Vasquez Case
  • 2004 Shawn Kaskie
  • 1996 Anne Stelling
  • 1995 Deanne Hackman
  • 1994 Patricia Fisher
  • 1992 Susan Maher
  • 1991 Karl Demarce
  • 1990 Larry Dersham
  • 1989 Timothy O. Borich
  • 1987 Lela Vandenberg
  • 1987 Rafiqul Khan
  • 1985 Tom Hirsch
  • 1995 Deanne Hackman
  • 1994 Patricia Fisher
  • 1992 Timothy T. Conner
  • 1991 Karl DeMarce
  • 1990 Larry Desham
  • 1989 Timothy Borich
  • 1987 Lela Vandenberg
  • 1987 Rafiqul Khan
  • 1985 Tom Hirsch

 

04 February 2018

Current Research Award

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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 and reflects the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current member of CDS. If the award is made to a team, at least one member of the team must be a current member of CDS
  • Overview and description of research output or product and why it is meaningful to community development practice
  • Demonstrates a sound research methodology used in the research output
  • Research must adhere to the CDS’s Principles of Good Practice
Past Current Research Award Recipients:
  • 2017 Ben Winchester
  • 2015 University of Minnesota Extension Community Economics Team
  • 2014 Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell, Maria Marinez-Cosio
  • 2013 Ted Jackson
  • 2012 David Ivan
  • 2012 Stephen Jeanetta
  • 2011 Mark Brennan

 

Feb 04

Presented to a CDS member in recognition of a superior contribution to the field of community development and the Society. This person should exemplify the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current and active member of CDS
  • Must have been a member of CDS for at least three years, and participated in at least one annual conference
  • Must have worked fewer than 10 years in the field of community development
  • Active participation in the Community Development Society
  • Evidence of creativity and vision in the practice of community development and in contributions to the Society
Past Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award Recipients:
  • 2019 Anne Cafer
  • 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

 

Feb 04

Presented to a CDS member or a group in recognition of a superior innovative program (recent or on-going) using the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society. This award will recognize a new, creative, and promising program contributing to community development practice.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current member of CDS; if the award is made to a team, at least one member of the team must be a current member of CDS
  • Overview and description of the program
  • Program implementation follows or applies CDS’s Principles of Good Practice
  • Program demonstrates creativity or innovation
Past Innovative Program Award Recipients:
  • 2021 Brian Raison
  • 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Prosperous Communities Initiative
  • 2018 West Virginia Recruitable Communities
  • 2018 West Virginia University (Northern WV Brownfields Center) Bad Buildings Program
  • 2017 E-Discovery Challenge, University of Kentucky
  • 2017 FutureMakers Coalition, Southwest Florida Community Foundation
  • 2016 Strengthening Skills for Leading Others, Community and Economic Development Initative of Kentucky (CEDIK)
  • 2015 Community Heart & Soul, The Orton Foundation
  • 2014 Community Arts Program, University of Missouri Extension
  • 2014 Marketing Hometown America, UNL, NDSU and SDSU Extension
  • 2013 Great Community Book Read Program, South Dakota State University
  • 2012 Kansas Pride
  • 2010 Latino Farmers and Local Multicultural Food and Marketing Systems
  • 2009 The Southern Entrepreneurship Program through the University of
  • 2008 University of MO Extension Community and Economic and Southern Mississippi Entrepreneurial Development (ExCEED)
  • 2008 Prince Albert and Area Community Against Family Violence
  • 2007 West Cork Leader Coop, Ian Dempsey
  • 2005 Community Progress Initiative, Connie Loden
  • 2004 Hometown Competitiveness Program, Heartland Center for Leadership Development
  • 2003 Progress Western Australia
  • 2002 Access Main Street (MN)
  • 2000 University of Georgia Economic Development Program
  • 1999 Community Development Academy, University of Missouri
  • 1999 Learning Communities, Regional Sustainability and the Learning Society International Symposium – Community Development Workshop, Australia
  • 1998 “How to Get the Help Your Home Town Needs,” The Heartland Center for Leadership Development
  • 1997 Kentucky Certified Community Partnership
  • 1995 Community & Rural Development Division, Nebraska Department of Economic Development
  • 1994 Saskatchewan Rural Futures Project Land
  • 1993 Crossett Adopt-A-School Program
  • 1993 Superior Days (Wisconsin) Development
  • 1992 Rural Partners: The Illinois Coalition for Rural Community Development
  • Vision 2010 (NE)
  • Vision 2010 (AR)
  • Peace Corps Fellows Program of Western Illinois University
  • Vision 2010 Partnership (AR)

 

Feb 04

Presented to a CDS member or a group in recognition of completion of superior programming that exemplifies and positively influences community development practice and has demonstrated sustained success. The award will recognize an established program that reflects the Principles of Good Practice throughout the implementation process.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current member of CDS; if the award is made to a team, at least one member of the team must be a current member of CDS
  • Overview and description of the program
  • Program implementation follows or applies CDS’ Principles of Good Practice
  • Program is meaningful to community development
  • Program has demonstrated sustained success
Past Outstanding Program Award Recipients:
  • 2018 University of Kentucky Extension Community & Leadership Development Training Series
  • 2017 Island Institute Fellows Program of Rockland Maine
  • 2016 The Futures Program of the University of Minnesota Extension
  • 2015 AIA Communities by Design
  • 2013 Stronger Economies Together
  • 2012 Community Development Council
  • 2010 Saving Our Grocery Stores, Saving Our Communities: K-State’s Rural Grocery Initiative
  • 2009 Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute
  • 2008 Center for Urban Studies, Buffalo, NY
  • 2007 University of Missouri Community Emergency Management Program
  • 2006 Linking Child Care and Economic Development, Mildred Warner
  • 2005 Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs’ MAPPING the Future of Your
  • 2004 Vision 2010 Partnership Program (AR)
Feb 03

Presented to a CDS member in recognition of his or her outstanding contribution to community development. The person may be recognized for teaching, research, practice, programming, administration, or any combination of these roles. This person should exemplify the Principles of Good Practice as adopted by the Society. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a current member of CDS
  • Displays Quality – the contribution reflects a high degree of excellence in content and process
  • Displays Transferability – the contribution has applicability in other community development related circumstances
  • Displays Innovativeness – the contribution engenders originality and a refinement of a current community development principle or practice
  • Displays Implementation – the contribution holds promise or has been carried out in a community-based setting
Past Community Development Achievement Award Recipients:
  • 2019 Jim Cavaye
  • 2018 Lionel "Bo" Beaulieu
  • 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
  • Bruce Sorter