Mary Simon Leuci, Assistant Dean for Community
Development, leading a discussion about program
impacts at a MACEDEP meeting
MACEDEP consists of MU Extension professionals representing the fields of business development, community development, continuing education, and technology. The organization is a vehicle for extension professionals from regional county offices and the MU campuses to come together and accomplish what we could not do alone. Through volunteer efforts provided by our organizational committees and the members at large, the association...
- encourages and supports the application of the principles of community resource development throughout University of Missouri Extension;
- encourages, supports and creates opportunities for the professional and personal improvement of its members;
- recognizes extraordinary service to the association, to MU Extension, and to the people of the state of Missouri;
- and provides representation of community resource development programming to University of Missouri and Extension administration.
The Association typically meets face-to-face at least once a year, at the Missouri Galaxy Conference in the fall, and by Internet meeting as needed.
MACEDEP is a state chapter of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)
1988, the first UECRDA awards were presented to Larry Dickerson, Don Littrell, and Bob Miller.
In 2003, members of UECRDA, in response to state budget cuts that led to the elimination of the annual Extension conference, led a team of faculty members in creating the Missouri Galaxy Conference. This popular event is still being held today under the auspices of UMEA.
In 2006, UECRDA representatives participated in the formation of the new national organization, NACDEP.
In 2010, the organization knows as University Extension Community Resource Development Association (UECRDA) became an official state chapter of NACDEP, the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals. In keeping with that new relationship, the name of the organization was changed to MACEDEP and the awards were re-structured.
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