ACDS Community Development Awards—Past Recipients

2019

Innovative Community Development Program/Project

  •  TBA

New Professional

  •  TBA

Community Development Achievement

  •  TBA

 

 

2018

Innovative Community Development Program/Project

  • The Book Express

  • Hot Spring County Conversations

  • Chaffee Crossing

New Professional

  • Nancy McNew

Community Development Achievement

  • Candace Williams

2017

Innovative Community Development Program/Project

  • Delta Bioenergy, Inc

  • Northeast Arkansas Bicycle Coalition

New Professional

  • Shelby Fiegel

Community Development Achievement

  • Ken Hubbell

2016

Innovative Community Development Program/Project

  • Arkansas Readers for Furry Friends

  • Arkansas School for the Deaf Promotion

  • Newport Outdoor Fitness Center

  • Berryville Community Restoration Project

New Professional

  • Samantha Evans

Community Development Achievement

  • Drew Pack

Friend of ACDS

  • North Little Rock Police Department

2015

Innovative Community Development Program/Project

  • City of Paris - "Paris Action Plan - a roadmap for the future."

New Professional

  • Josh Markham

Community Development Achievement

  • Jeff Jones

Distinguished Service

  • Vaughan Wingfield

Friend of ACDS

  • University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

2014 

Innovative Community Development Program/Project

  • College of the Ouachitas: Men on a Mission 

  • Mountain Home Education Foundation: Pilot Promise Scholarship Program 

  • City of El Dorado: Sidewalk Renovation Project 

New Professional

  • Whitney Horton

Friend of ACDS

  • ASU, Delta Heritage Sites

2013

Innovative Program

  • Population of 50,000 or more recognizes the "Tales from the South" program produced by Paula Morrell to preserve and promote the rich history of Arkansas.

  • Population of 10,000 or less recognizes the Smackover Ghost Tours designed and hosted by Tommie Fleming.

Friend of ACDS

  • Anita Davis particularly for her development of the Bernice Gardens

Distinguished Service

  • Sherry McDonnell with Entergy Arkansas-Teamwork Arkansas 

New Professional

  • Amy Whitehead of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development 

2012

Innovative Program

  • River Bank Stabilization for Southside Public Water Authority

  • Moving Prairie County Forward Committee

  • Connect Arkansas

Friend of ACDS

  • Main Street Arkansas

Community Development Achievement

  • Jerry Smith

Distinguished Service

  • Diane Tatum

2011

Innovative Program

  • Delta Technology Education Center, Dumas

  • Let's Paint Stuttgart

  • Central Organization for the Revitalization and Enhancement of Harrison

  • Pine Bluff Downtown Development Barraque Plaza Project

Community Development Achievement

  • Flave Carpenter, Jr.

Distinguished Service

  • Terre McLendon

Friend of ACDS

  • Community Development Institute Central 

2010

Innovative Program

  • The Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's, Rogers

  • Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Springdale

Community Development Achievement

  • Pat Audirsch

Friend of ACDS

  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

2009

Innovative Program

  • The Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's, Rogers

  • Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Springdale

Community Development Achievement

  • Mark Peterson

2008

Innovative Program

  • Crossett Economic Development Foundation for "Strong Roots for Growing Crossett."

  • Hope/Hempstead County Connected Communities Program

  • Arkansas Department of Higher Education for their Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative

Community Development Achievement

  • North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays

ACDS Distinguished Service

  • Steve Jones

Arkansas Community Development Society

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Little Rock, AR 72203

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