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MSU Extension’s Lachapelle elected president of the International Association for Community Development

March 2, 2016 -- MSU News Service

Paul Lachapelle, community development specialist for MSU Extension and associate professor in MSU’s political science department, will begin his term as president of the International Association for Community Development on July 1. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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Paul Lachapelle, community development specialist for Montana State University Extension and associate professor in MSU’s political science department, was recently elected president of the International Association for Community Development. Lachapelle will begin his term on July 1.

MSU Extension community development provides education, research and engagement support for communities in areas including local governance, strategic planning, leadership development, public officials training, citizen board workshops, community foundation education, conflict management, community health and grant writing.

The IACD is an international, volunteer led, not-for-profit organization committed to building a global network of people and organizations who are working toward social justice through a community development approach. The IACD supports groups and individuals who help communities organize themselves to maximize their potential, identify concerns and opportunities and develop solutions that increase community resilience.

Contact: Jodie DeLay, MSU Extension, (406) 994-2502 or jdelay@montana.edu