CDF to host special meeting Tuesday
HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation is one of the oldest economic development organizations in Mississippi and CDF is linking that rich heritage with a new focus.
CDF will host a membership meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Civic Center in Joe Brigance Park to unveil a new mission statement and a new role and plan for the organization.
“The hiring of Josh West and the formation of the Pontotoc, Union and Chickasaw County Alliance last year has reshuffled some of the duties of Chickasaw Development Foundation,” said CDF President John Walden. “But to change our mission statement, it requires a vote by the membership and we will do that at Tuesday’s meeting.”
Walden said CDF board members and staff have been working on a new mission statement that focuses more on local economic development and specifically small businesses, retail sales and the quality of life in Chickasaw County.
“Josh and the Alliance will hand more of the industrial recruitment and this will let us target the needs of hometown businesses,” said Walden. “It will also let us do more community events and work to improve the quality of life for all residents.”
Walden said new CDF committees and their members will also be introduced at Tuesday’s meeting. CDF recruited members for these committees at its annual banquet in the spring.
The four committees are:
• Retail/Small Businesses.
• Community Activity.
“Each of these committees has met – some several times – and they are already at work,” said Walden. “We are trying to get the message out about exactly what the Chickasaw Development Foundation is doing for our community. I think people will be surprised with all that is going on.”
The new direction is the result of more than a year of work by the CDF Board of Directors, who realized allowing the Alliance to handle industrial recruitment would free CDF up to pursue retail and business recruitment for Houston, Woodland and Houlka.
“We want to be more proactive in bringing new businesses to town,” said Walden. “We also want to be more in touch with existing businesses and helping them find solutions to their problems and meeting their needs.”
Walden said all CDF members were mailed a letter about Tuesday’s meeting. While the event is open to the public, only CDF members will be allowed to vote.
“This is an important meeting for the Chickasaw Development Foundation and our community,” said Walden. “We hope the community will make every effort to attend.”
For more information about Tuesday’s meeting, call CDF at 456-2321.
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