“As elected, NCDA Region VI, chair, I am grateful to serve in this role. Community Development is very important to improving the quality of life of people living within communities across the country. No city, town, county or community is too small to positively affect the lives of their residents using federal funds. Whether funds are used for infrastructure or social services, both are necessary to maintain vibrant communities. The work that we do as community development professionals and practitioners is ever changing and crucial in today’s political and economic environment. We must make the best policy and financial decisions for those who we serve.
For communities that are not Region VI NCDA members, I encourage you to join our regional and national organization. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or suggestions about information on this website or the organization, as a whole.
“The National Community Development Association is committed to ensuring that community development practitioners administering U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds remain abreast of the latest regulatory and administrative guidelines set for by HUD. Through these trainings, practitioners will increase their knowledge in effectively overseeing HUD programs. Trainings take place locally and nationally.
NCDA Region VI Board of Directors 2022-2023
Chairperson Kevin Howard - Little Rock, Arkansas
Senior Vice-Chairperson Maria Tina Martinez - Laredo, Texas
Vice-Chairperson of Legislative Issues Vacant
Vice-Chairperson of Conferences
Vice-Chairperson of Membership and Nominations
Secretary/Treasurer JoAnne Longoria - Mission, Texas
Social Media Coordinator
Belle N. LeBlanc