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This annual institute focuses on critical pieces of the community development process, and is designed for a diverse audience of local government and school officials, extension educators, practitioners, and other community leaders.  Each year we highlight a different subtheme, bringing presenters and discussants together from all over the state to share the latest research, policy recommendations, and practical perspectives.

2018 Community Development Institute

Flood Risk & Community Resiliency, Read more

2017 Community Development Institute

Building Sustainable Communities: Global Forces, Local Focus, Read more

2015 Community Development Institute

Strong Families ↔ Strong Communities. Slides from the panel presentations are available. Read more

2014 Community Development Institute

Water Resources Infrastructure:  A Critical Piece of Community Development. Read more

2013 Community Development Institute

Informed Communities, Informed Decisions. Read more