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Local community developer attends national institute

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Houston (Nov. 29, 2021) – Economic and community development representatives from across the nation participated in the Texas Community Development Institute (CDI Texas) Nov. 8-11, 2021. Among those completing Year 2 of the three-year program was Harlingen EDC's Commercial Development Manager, Beverly Loftus. 

The four-day course was held at Lone Star College-System Office The Woodlands and included over 50 sessions facilitated by more than 30 practitioners on such topics as Community and Economic Development Practice, Developing a Workforce, Community Strategic Visioning and Planning, Identifying Stakeholders and Community Assessments.

Instructors from across the country, each well known in their business and community development fields, facilitate the comprehensive program curriculum designed to meet the increasing challenges facing community developers in today's fast-paced society. The program is applicable for community leaders from towns and cities of all sizes.

The purpose of CDI is to provide practical, interactive, and comprehensive training to meet the needs of economic and community development professionals. Participants include community officials, volunteers and employees who work with city/state/county governments, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, utility companies and community social services. Since the program's inception, thousands of community leaders from throughout the country have participated in the program.

Lone Star College, Entergy Texas, Inc., and the Community Development Council are supporting organizations of CDI Texas.

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list. LSC consists of seven colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

 

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