Community Resource Development

Research shows that active citizens are playing an increasingly important role in the development of their communities. As non-profits, volunteer groups, and nongovernmental organizations take on larger roles in contributing to local well-being, the active contribution of local residents is vital to the long-term success of community development efforts.

UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension provides training and expertise in community organization and helps local and state government, NGOs, citizens, and others build the important skills necessary to engage diverse local residents into the community development process.

Civic Engagement and Leadership

The Importance of Incorporating Local Culture into Community Development

The Importance of Local Community Action in Shaping Development

Defining Local Power Structures to Facilitate Leadership and Community Development

Manatee County Extension
(941) 722-4524