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May 2021

~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension     Community Boards of Directors are tasked with many responsibilities, from creating a mission statement to raising funds in support of that mission. As fiduciaries of an organization, they are stewards of the public trust and must make decisions that are in its best interest. …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer       On April 15, toward the end of the 2021 session of the Indiana General Assembly, the State Budget Committee heard the revised revenue forecast. It was $2.4 billion more than the initial forecast from December 16. That’s “billions,” with a “b”. It was a forecast for the ages. …
~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension When I speak to community leaders throughout Indiana as part of Purdue Extension’s Community Leadership Program, I will often ask participants about their experiences serving on local boards. One question that I like to ask is if they have ever served on a community board that …
Plan to attend the Virtual Indiana Land Use Summit on September 8 & 9, 2021. All sessions will be live with recordings posted for later viewing. Conference content will be focused on innovations in land use planning for agriculture and natural resources. Save the date: Sept. 8 & 9, 8:30 am – 11:30 pm CT …
~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University   Driven by the work ethic her mother instilled in her, Sherri Bryant established Team Bryant six years ago when she moved to Indianapolis. She dappled in real estate back then. But recognizing the market was establishing momentum, Sherri began to make significant …
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)     I must be getting old. My mind seems to receive input and then I immediately associate that input with a song which – more often than not – …