Center for Community Vitality


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Working to Create Vital North Dakota Communities by Identifying, Developing and Delivering Resources

The Center for Community Vitality provides practical research and knowledge-based information programs and connections to North Dakota State University and other relevant resources to help individuals, businesses, organizations and communities throughout the state of North Dakota.

North Dakota State University and Extension Service educational efforts build capacity for collective and informed decision making by bridging, building and expanding internal and external networks and partnerships and expertise, programming and funding. These include the university system, teaching research and extension, and existing economic and community development agencies.   

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Lynette Flage, Ph.D.
Director and Community Vitality Specialist
Center for Community Vitality
Twitter: @lynettejo


Andrea Bowman.
Extension Program Coordinator, Leadership and Community Development

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Jodi Bruns
Area Extension Specialist
Center for Community Vitality
701-349-3249 ext. 127

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Marie Hvidsten, Ed.D
Rural Leadership Specialist

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David Lehman
Manufacturing Extension Specialist

Twitter: @ndmanufacturing

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Rachelle Vettern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Leadership & Volunteer Development Specialist
(701) 231-7541


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