The mission of the Community Development Network of Maryland is to promote, strengthen, and advocate for the community development sector throughout Maryland’s urban, suburban, and rural communities.
The Community Development Network of Maryland envisions thriving Maryland neighborhoods and communities, where people of all incomes have opportunities for themselves and their families.
The Maryland Asset Building Community Development (ABCD) Network was founded in 2006. ABCD took the form of a network of community development organizations, with a lean staffing structure, to build members' capacity and advocate with one voice. In 2013, the organization's leadership conducted a strategic planning process and decided to change the name to the Community Development Network of Maryland, to better align with its mission. Since 2013, CDN has been an effective organizer and representative of community development organizations throughout Maryland.
Gerard Joab- President
Saint Ambrose Housing Aid Center
Shavaugn Jackson–Vice President
Chris Benzing - Treasurer
Maryland Rural Development Corporation
Jessica Sorrell – Secretary
Enterprise Community Partners
Baltimore Community Lending
Peter Dolkart - Ex Officio
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore Branch
Montgomery Housing Partnership
Ramsey L. Harris
Rasheeda Jamison Harriott
United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP)
John Papagni - Ex Officio
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Reach of Washington County
Centro Apoyo Familiar
Claudia Wilson Randall - Executive Director
Mary Kolar, Montgomery County Organizer