Missouri Association of Community and Economic Development Extension Professionals


Mark the date

2015 JCEP Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)
April 6 - 9, 2014
Crystal City, Virginia

2015 NACDEP Conference
(usually mid-June, dates TBA)
Little Rock, Arkansas

2014 Community Development Society Conference
July 20-23, 2014
Dubuque, Iowa

2014 Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) National Conference
October 6-9, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana


National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals

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, continuing education, and related disciplines.


Welcome our 2014 new faculty

  • Pablo Arroyo, Business Development Specialist, Franklin County
  • Debi Kelly, Community and Horticulture Specialist, Jefferson County
  • Traci Baldwin, PTAC Business Specialist, Cass County
  • Marc "Pat" Curry, Community Development Specialist, Laclede County
  • Tracy Marlo-Dougherty, Community Development Specialist, Linn County
  • Millie Miller-Hoover, PTAC Business Specialist, St. Louis County
  • DeNae Gitonga, Community Development Specialist, Madison County
  • Ashley Sturm, Community Development Specialist, Pike County

Award winners at the 2013 Faculty Conference

Faculty Performance Awards. University of Missouri Extension

photo: Sharon Gulick

Dr. Ouart presents Sharon
Gulick with the Ronald J. Turner
Global Education Award

  • Sharon Gulick, Ronald J. Turner Global Education Award
  • Kara Lubischer and team members, Extension Teamwork Award
  • Richard Proffer, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extension Business Award

Epsilon Sigma Phi awards

  • Mary Simon Leuci, International Service Award
  • Sarah Hultine Massengale, Oustanding Regional Extension Faculty Award
  • Rick Sparks, Distinguished Service Award

UMEA awards

  • David Burton, Outstanding Program Award
  • Connie Mefford, Second Place, Outstanding Program Award

MACEDEP awards

  • Excellence in Teamwork Award: Heritage Tourism Initiative Web Based Training – Larry Dickerson, Connie Mefford MACEDEP members
  • Distinguished Career Award:  Beverly Maltsberger
  • NACDEP Technology Team Award winners were submitted last spring by Connie Mefford

2014 MACEDEP executive committee

  • Richard Proffer, President
  • Van Ayers, Vice-President
  • Letitia "Tish" Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Connie Mefford, Immediate Past-President