Lisa Gilchrist, Editor
Inside this Issue
Exciting news in this issue of Vanguard! Remember to look after yourself this holiday season, recognize a colleague, and learn about one of our exciting key note speakers for the 50th Anniversary CDS Conference.
Holiday Season
The holiday season can be a busy time for everyone. With semester deadlines, funding reports, or grant applications due, many of our CDS members find themselves taxed in extra ways at this time of year. But, there are ways to keep things manageable. Check out some resources:

Awards 2019
Why not take some time over the holiday season to reflect on accomplishments and achievements of colleagues and community partners? Wouldn't it be great to start 2019 by celebrating something positive that has happened in the field of community development?
The CDS Awards nominations are open for 2019. Deadline to submit applications is February 14, 2019.

50th Anniversary Conference July 14-17, 2019
Call for Proposals from around the world!
We’re happy to report we have over 100 Call for Proposal submissions from 14 countries for the 2019 CDS Annual International Conference and 50th Anniversary celebration!
Countries represented are Australia, Botswana, Cameroon, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the USA). Submissions from the USA are from across the country, coast-to-coast – so a nice mix! 
Thanks to everyone for getting the word out! Non-USA based presenters will be notified by Feb. 1, 2019; USA-based presenters notified by March 1, 2019

Tawanna Black - Keynote Speaker for Conference

Tawanna Black, Founder & CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, will join us in Missouri as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
She is a nationally recognized thought leader well known for influencing, inspiring and equipping cross-sector leaders to transform a personal conviction for equality into actions that produce equitable and thriving communities.
Ms. Black has led the Northside Funders Group since 2013, a place-based, collective impact organization of 20 corporate, community and private foundations, and public-sector investors committed to aligning investments and strategies to catalyze racial and economic equity in North Minneapolis.
In 2018 she launched the Center for Economic Inclusion, an unprecedented cross-sector social enterprise committed to strengthening the Minneapolis-St. Paul region’s civic infrastructure and collective capacity to disrupt systems and influence market forces to catalyze shared prosperity and advance an inclusive economy.

The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) has a Call for Presentations open. Submissions are due by January 14, 2019. The annual conference will be held in Asheville, North Carolina from June 9-13, 2019.
Our committees do valuable work to further the work of the Community Development Society. Learn more:
Community Development Society 
University of Missouri Columbia,229 Gentry Hall, Columbia, MO 65211