Community Development Committee
Conference Call
March 2001
  1. Meeting was called to order at 10:05.  Those in attendance were: 
    Chris Sieverdes, Clemson University
    Alan Barefield, University of Tennessee
    Gae Broadwater, Kentucky State University
    Greg Taylor, Texas A&M University
    Rick Maurer, University of Kentucky
    Hank Cothran, University of Florida
    Harry Strawn, Auburn University
    Steve Jones (Advisor), Auburn University
    Bo Beaulieu/Bonnie Teater, Southern Rural Development Center
  1. Minutes from January were approved.
  1. Report from Federal Partners - none.
  1. Report from PLC
  1. Program Leaders Meeting in Savannah
  1. Joint Meeting with North Central - there is still interest.  Bonnie and Bo are working on this.  There will be a conference call in May to continue working on this.  The joint meeting will follow the SAAS meetings in February 2002 in Orlando.
  1. CDI Update - The registration has filled.  There are 47 registrants.  Nine states are sending participants.  This is the last annual institute.
  1. BRE update - This is a work in process.  An outline was developed in January and has been sent back to those who developed it for comment.  Based on that feedback, we will identify people and locations to find material.  This will be put on the SRDC web site.
  1. Non-profit update - Chris and Gae are working on this.  Like the BRE project, this is a work in process.
  1. Workforce update - Jeff Alwang is working on this alone.  Bo and Bonnie will be working with him to find others to work with him.  If anyone has suggestions of faculty to work with Jeff, get those names to Bo or Bonnie.  Names submitted were Lynn White and Pam Brown, Texas A&M University and Alan Bayless, Clemson University.
  1. Additional topics -
  1. Meeting adjourned at 10:35