Developing Vibrant Communities

Developing Vibrant Communities as part of CDAD's Community Development Week 

Each year CEDAM, in partnership with the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), hosts the Developing Vibrant Communities (DVC) conference. This event is geared toward community developers and other stakeholders who are working to cultivate resilient, equitable, and vibrant communities. Each year we hear from CEDAM members, legislators, funders, and other stakeholders in the field about community economic development best practices, tools, programs, policy advocacy strategies, and more. 

View the September 15, 2021 conference agenda

We look forward to seeing you at DVC 2022!

2021 Award Winners Honored at DVC

Watch the Leader of the Year Video

Watch the Gene Kuthy Award Video

Interested in being a sponsor for the event?

Contact Shawn Hunter at or 517.485.3588 for more information.

Past conference agendas:

View the 2019 agenda 
View the 2018 agenda

Photos from past events