Welcome to The Community Development Foundation Media and Press Release page. If you are a member of the media, please contact us and ask to be placed on our Media Contact list.
Each Press Conference and Press Event will include a press packet with printed and digital media in it for your use. Below you will find a listing of recent press releases. Please select one for more information and a corresponding downloadable PDF of each announcement.
If you have any other questions about a press event, please contact Mallory Rutledge, Director of Communications and Public Relations at 662.842.4521, fax at 662.841.0693 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, has awarded an Urban & Community Forestry Assistance Challenge Grant to the Community Development Foundation and the Lee County Council of Governments to develop a master plan for ongoing community forestry initiatives for the development of beautification and forestry enhancement projects in the nine municipalities of Lee County. This project, deemed “Beautification Brings Business,” has resulted in the award of Transportation Enhancement Tree Planting Grants to the municipalities of Tupelo, Saltillo, Sherman, Nettleton, Plantersville, and Verona to fund the planting of over 1,500 trees.