The Central Arkansas Planning and Development District and Western Arkansas Planning and Development District were honored with the Friend of Community Development Award, offered each year to an individual or organization that demonstrates strong support for community development and CDI.

Amy Whitehead, CDI director, said, “On behalf of UCA and the CDI Advisory Board, I am pleased to recognize Brad Lacy and the planning and development districts for their consistent support of community and economic development within the state, and specifically their support of UCA’s outreach and community engagement efforts. Their involvement has been a tremendous asset in our work, and we look forward to many more years of partnership.”

In addition to the awards ceremony, the week’s activities featured Ben Muldrow, Partner at Arnett Muldrow & Associates, as the CDI 2017 Keynote Speaker and tours and simulations that took participants throughout central Arkansas. The CDI Advanced Year class also worked directly with the city of Alma to assist the community in their future community and economic development efforts.

A diverse group of over 130 community leaders from the mid-south region participated in the annual CDI held July 31 through Aug. 4.

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