April 5, 2012 – CaRDI and Stronger Economies Together, Rod Howe

Speaker:
Rod Howe, assistant director of community & economic vitality at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and executive director, Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI),

Description:
Rod Howe, assistant director of community & economic vitality at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and executive director, Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), will be joined by Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, extension associate and CaRDI Institute member, to present an overview of CaRDI.

PowerPoint: 
“Cornell University’s Community and Regional Development Institute Informed decision making”

Location:
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, 904 East Shore Drive in Ithaca, New York

Present:
Presenter - Rod Howe (Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), Heidi Mouillesseaux- Kunzman (Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI)
Attendees – Amanda Crossett (CCTEC), Donna Fish (Community Member), Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi), Jeanne Eschbach (Corning Community College), Jeremy Bowker (Binghamton University), Joann Kowalski (Corning Community College), John Gutenberger (Cornell University), Jordan Jarecki (Binghamton University), Kevin Drumm (Broome Community College), Merry Harris (Binghamton local Development Corp.), Stacey Duncan  (Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce), Susan Greener (Tompkins Cortland Community College), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University)

Reports/Discussion

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • Rod Howe, assistant director of community & economic vitality at Cornell Cooperative Extension, and executive director, Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI), was joined by Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, extension associate and CaRDI Institute member, to present an overview of CaRDI.
  • Mouillesseaux-Kunzman also highlighted the Stronger Economies Together (SET) initiative, which is part of a national project co-developed and implemented through a multi-level partnership of Land Grant University faculty, extension educators, USDA Rural Development and community members, and is designed to support regional economic development. Three New York regions are currently using the SET program to develop regional economic development plans. Program highlights and key features were discussed from a community and economic development perspective.
  • Keep up to date with CaRDI publications and happenings, CaRDI Communiue

Next Meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday May 3, 2012 at Binghamton University Vestal Campus, Room 1324C, Binghamton, from 10:00am – 12:00pm