December 4, 2008
Dear Prospective MCDA Member:
The Maine Community Development Association (MCDA) invites you to join our organization. Our organization promotes economic and community development in Maine and provides a forum for professionals to gather and exchange ideas to facilitate the sustainable growth of our communities. Our membership is diverse, representing a broad assembly of individuals interested in this important part of existing in Maine. Members include municipal and regional government staff, economic and community development directors, planners, consultants, engineers and architects. The composition of MCDA’s Executive Committee and current membership offers new members an extensive knowledge base of community and economic development programs and available financial resources. The tenure and experience of this Association can provide new members with a valuable resource for the successful completion of a variety of projects in your community.
MCDA prides our organization on the benefits we offer our members:
Networking and Professional Development
MCDA Funding Directory
Training and Workshops
Affiliation with Other Agencies and Organizations
Links to Funding and Business Agencies
Enclosed please find an application for MCDA Membership for 2009. MCDA maintains three types of membership: individual, municipal and firm. If you select Individual Membership, the membership is solely for the applicant for the 2009 calendar year. If you select Municipal or Firm, the membership is for an entity listed and allows a designee to attend and vote at our meetings.
It is becoming increasingly more cost effective for MCDA to send information out electronically. As such, we have asked for your email address on the application. Please note that we will only use this email address for MCDA-related business and will not sell or release this information to any third party. Please take the time to provide us with this information.
We hope that you will accept our invitation to become part of our organization. Please note that dues should be made payable to MCDA and mailed with the membership application to: MCDA, 60 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330.
Do you know a colleague that is not currently a member? We encourage you to give the enclosed membership information to a potential member and encourage him or her to join the Association.
Should you have any questions with regard to this membership process, please do not hesitate to call the Training & Affiliate Group Staff at Maine Municipal Association at 1-800-452-8786. We look forward to your membership in the Maine Community Development Association.
Very truly yours,
Tony Levesque, President Stephen Dyer, Membership Chair