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February 2021

Michael Wilcox
~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) You may have noticed a trend if you have been reading my blog in the Purdue Extension Community Development Newsletter, I spend a lot of time thinking about data and …
Reminders and alerts for Purdue Extension CD educators. For more than 20 years, George Okantey has been a Community Development Extension Educator for Purdue University. He is well-known in the Indianapolis area as the “guru” of urban community development and leadership training. He is passionate about designing practical learning opportunities that solve problems and improve …
~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension Anywhere from 30-50% of you reading this column may often identify with this situation:  You are driving home from a community board or committee meeting, or perhaps you just clicked the red “Leave Meeting” button in Zoom, when you suddenly think of what you really wanted …
Heather Strohm
~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University COVID-era technology allows workers to accept positions virtually anywhere, and anywhere virtually.  For that reason, individuals can choose to prioritize quality of life over proximity to work. This can be a real threat to communities that haven’t focused on quality of life and …