Community development is a broad term applied to the practices and academic disciplines of civic leaders, involved citizens and professionals to improve various aspects of local communities; ultimately to improve quality of life in our local communities.
Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to affect change in their own communities. These skills are often concentrated around building local capacity through the formation and facilitation of local community groups working for a common goal.
This is done by providing technical assistance, resources, and information. In addition, information is available in topic areas such Hazard Mitigation, Comprehensive Planning, Zoning, Broadband adoption and connectivity, Sustainability, Local Foods and Energy.
Local Foods Resources
For specific information on these or any services provided by Region Five Development Commission please contact Dawn Espe at 218-894-3233 x3 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.