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Community Development

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The mission of the Community Development Program Area is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

 Thematic areas:

                Leadership and Civic engagement

                                Equipping a new generation of leaders, organizations and stakeholders.  

                 Community and Organizational planning

                                Increasing the capacity of local people to act on current and future opportunities.

                 Economic and Business Development

                                Helping communities create jobs, retain businesses and provide resources for business owners.

                 Local Government Education

                                Increasing the effectiveness of local governments, boards and committees.

                 Quality Places

                                Enhancing communities’ quality of life.

 

For more information please visit the cdext.purdue.edu

Mary Foell, Extension Educator - Community Development

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