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May 17, 2011



Tony Gauvin is shown here volunteering last summer in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.  He was in New Orleans to attend a Community Development Society conference.  He now has been elected to the Society’s board of directors.


University of Maine at Fort Kent Associate Professor of Electronic Commerce, Anthony Gauvin, has been elected to the board of directors for the Community Development Society (CDS), a professional organization dedicated to finding the most effective ways to support community development professionals in their practice, teaching, and research activities.

Gauvin’s election to the board of directors is a great honor and indentifies his leadership potential within the CDS organization. Higher offices within the CDS structure are selected from the board of directors. 
Gauvin currently serves on the finance and communications committee for the CDS, as well reviews manuscripts for inclusion in two of its publications: CDS Journal and CD Practice.
CDS members represent a variety of fields: education, health care, social services, government, utilities, economic development practitioners, citizen groups, and more.
Over eighty percent of its members practice in the United States, with the remaining members coming from nearly 32 different countries around the globe.
Gauvin will attend his first CDS board of directors meeting in Boise, Idaho in late July. 
Last summer, Gauvin attended the Community Development Society conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. While there, he volunteered his time to help build a home in the Hurricane Katrina-devastated ninth ward, as part of a siding crew.
Gauvin recently celebrated his tenth anniversary at UMFK.