America's SBDC
September 21 - 24, 2020
Atlanta GA

Community Development Society (CDS)
July (TBD), 2020
Fargo SD

International Association for Community Development (IACD)
June 29 - July 1, 2020
Nairobi, Kenya

Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) Leadership Conference
February 12 - 13, 2020
San Antonio TX

JCEP Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)
April 5 - 8, 2020
Arlington VA

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) 
May 31 - June 3, 2020
Portsmouth NH

Rural Sociological Society
August 6 - 9, 2020
Westminster CO


Governor's Conference on Economic Development
September, 2020:  details TBA

Missouri Community Betterment
October 13-14, 2019
Mexico MO

Missouri Government Conference on Tourism
October, 2020:  details TBA


National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
NACDEP membership brochure

University of Missouri Extension Association

Association of Small Business Development Centers

Community Development Society

Joint Council of Extension Professionals

An association of University of Missouri Extension faculty engaged in community economic development programming

Our members represent the fields of business development, community development, workforce development and related disciplines.


News From MACEDEP Members

National Award

Photo of Johanna AdamsCongratulations to Johanna Reed Adams, recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach Award from the Rural Sociological Society.  Johanna is a state community leadership development specialist and extension associate professor.  The society recognized Adams for "her work on many projects that have had significant impacts in communities spanning the state of Missouri and far beyond, as well as on generations of students...and her contributions to research through publications and presentations."  The award was presented at the Society's conference in Richmond, Virginia, in August.

Missouri Hosted the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Community Development Society

A big thank you to everyone who pitched in to making the 2020 CDS Conference a great success!  From shuttle drivers to workshop presenters, errand runners to event chairs, it was good to see so many of our Business and Communities personnel getting involved.  Check out the Community Development Society page on Facebook for lots of great photos!

CDS Past Presidents


Thoughtful discussion in the break out sessions



Mobile workshop on the Missouri River


Visioning for the future of community development


Plenary session in MU's Bond Life Sciences Center


Ice cream social at Orr Street Studios