NACDEP History

Since the National Extension Community Resource and Economic Development (CRED) Conference in Orlando in February 2002, activities and discussions have generated a growing momentum toward the establishment of a national CRED organization. These discussions and efforts were further advanced at the recent Galaxy Conference held in September of 2003. This update provides a review of the history and rationale for these developments, as well as the 2004 Plan of Activities for launching the organization. Read the history of how NACDEP got started.

The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) became a member of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) in 2006. We were officially recognized as a 501c(3) nonprofit organization on June 26, 2007.

Historical List of NACDEP Officers
Historical List of NACDEP Conference Locations