The Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway recently wrapped up its annual training session.
Now in its 36h year, CDI is an annual conference for community leaders that spans five days on the UCA campus.
Those attending from Maumelle are:
Mayor Caleb Norris (Advanced Year)
City Council members Terry Williams, Christine Gronwald and Chad Gardner
Maumelle Permits and Planning Technician, Lydia Dreher
Maumelle Communications Coordinator Cydney Thompson
Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Kellie Wall.
Courtney Dunn, the city’s Director of Economic Development, is also a graduate of the program and continues to participate in activities as well.
CDI says its mission is to “train community leaders and economic development professionals on how to strengthen their local economies and build communities. This is achieved by developing the ability of participants to identify community assets, set goals, encourage collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders, and bring communities, organizations, and businesses together to respond to a broad range of economic and quality of life issues.”
The complete program takes three years to finish. For more information, go to www.uca.edu/cdi.
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