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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Community Development program seeks to engage and empower communities to bring about change through economic development, capacity building, public policy education, and civic engagement.

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CONTACT

Nicole Walker

County Extension Director

Community Resource Development

4-H Youth Development

Extension Agent III, M.P.A.

863-519-1041

naw@ufl.edu 

Recent Community Development Blog Posts

The Many Faces of Community Development–Revisited

Often when community development is discussed, it is naturally assumed that economics will be included. Most of the time this is the case, but it does not have to be overt as in the case of job creation. Nor does it necessarily have to be at a...
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Is Gathering In-person During the Holidays Worth the Risk?

2020 has been a year of many changes and challenges due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which unfortunately will continue into our holiday season. To protect our friends, family and community members we must continue following the science-based...
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Small Steps to an Inclusive Community

Co-Authors: Alicia Betancourt, Linda Seals, Carol Roberts and Ramona Madhosingh-Hector   Is your community an inclusive community? In times of crisis, topics like diversity, equity and inclusion can get pushed to the...
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