Community Development Pipeline Program

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) received a three-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation to support the development and implementation of the Community Development Pipeline program. The vision of the Community Development Pipeline program is to train community leaders on foundational community and economic development principles, positively impact and uplift the economies and quality of life of communities whose leaders participate in the program, and develop new relationships that build bridges across Arkansas communities. The CD Pipeline program will provide training and technical assistance to community leaders in Washington and Benton counties.

Twenty-five (25) community leaders from Benton and Washington counties have been selected to participate in the Pipeline program. Leaders were identified through a competitive application process using the following metrics: field of work, experience, professional goals, desire to participate in the program, geography, and other demographics.

The leaders selected are as follows:

Read the press release announcing the participants HERE.

These cohort members will receive:

If you have questions, please contact Shelby Fiegel at or by calling 501-450-5269.