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Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton

Extension Educator, Community Development and Agriculture

Phone

208-382-7190

Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Valley County
PO Box 510
Cascade, ID 83611

Melissa Hamilton is a community development, ag/horticulture Extension educator in Valley County. Melissa's multi-county work is focused on rural regional planning, multi-modal transportation systems, asset/value based development, meeting facilitation and community food systems. Melissa holds a master's degree in bioregional planning and community design from the University of Idaho and a bachelor's degree in biology from University of South Carolina.

  • M.S., University of Idaho, 2011
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 2003

Community Development

  • Organizational leadership
  • Capacity building
  • Social capital
  • Collaborative decision making
  • Regional planning
  • Facilitation skills
  • Leadership development
  • Fostering innovation and creativity through community design
  • Placemaking

Agriculture/Horticulture

  • Community gardens
  • Food systems
  • Passive solar greenhouse design
  • Environmental education interpretive design

Evaluated Abstracts and Proceedings

  • Hains, K., Hains, B., Lachapelle, P., and Rice, T. (Eds.). (2017). Big Skies, Bold Partnerships: Moving Mountains Together: Proceedings of the 2017 CDS-NACDEP Conference, June 11-14 2017, Big Sky, Montana, USA. https://doi.org/10.15788/M26949

Abstracts and Proceedings

  • Hamilton, M.B., Young, M., Silkwood, G., Dolecheck, S., Kinder, C. Blended Learning: Connecting Expertise and Building Networks in Rural Communities throughout Idaho. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), Big Sky, MT. June 11-15, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Coalition Building for Regional Economic Development in Rural America. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), Big Sky, MT. June 11-15, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Coalition Building for Regional Economic Development in Rural America. Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD), Washington, D.C. April 2-5, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Young, M., Silkwood, G., Dolecheck, S., Kinder, C. Blended Learning: Connecting Expertise and Building Networks in Rural Communities throughout Idaho. Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), Orlando, FL. February 7-10, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Community Design Impacts on the Health, Environment, and Economy. National Association of Community Development Professionals (NACDEP), Burlington, VT, June 25-30, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Community Design Impacts on the Health, Environment, and Economy. Annual Statewide Extension Conference, Moscow, April 4-7, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Community Design Impacts on the Health, Environment, and Economy. eXtension National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 22-25, 2016.

Impact Statements

Scholarly Articles

  • Silkwood, G., Young, M., Dolecheck, S., Hamilton, M., Kinder, C., Blended Learning: Connecting Expertise and Building Networks in Rural Communities. National Association of County Agricultural Agents, 12Vol. 10, issue 1, June, 2017.

Scholarly Presentations and Other Creative Activities:

  • Hamilton, M.B., Young, M., Silkwood, G., Dolecheck, S., Kinder, C. Blended Learning: Connecting Expertise and Building Networks in Rural Communities throughout Idaho. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), Big Sky, MT. June 14, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Coalition Building for Regional Economic Development in Rural America. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), Big Sky, MT. June 13, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Coalition Building for Regional Economic Development in Rural America. Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD), Washington, D.C. April 4, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Young, M., Silkwood, G., Dolecheck, S., Kinder, C. Blended Learning: Connecting Expertise and Building Networks in Rural Communities throughout Idaho. Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP), Orlando, FL. February 8, 2017.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Jenson, J., Community Development Tour of Priest River. Idaho Association of Natural Resources and Community Development Extension Professionals, Priest River, ID. October 20, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Lewin, P. Area Sector Development Process - Idaho Association of Natural Resources and Community Development Extension Professionals, Rathdrum, ID. October 20, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Community Design Impacts on the Health, Environment, and Economy. National Association of Community Development Professionals (NACDEP), Burlington, VT, June 25-30, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Invited presenter Community Design Impacts of the Health, Environment, and the Economy. Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Annual Summit, Boise, ID. May 11-13, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Community Design Impacts on the Health, Environment, and Economy. Annual Statewide Extension Conference, Moscow, April 4-7, 2016.
  • Hamilton, M.B., Community Design Impacts on the Health, Environment, and Economy. eXtension National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 22-25, 2016.

  • Excellence in Community Development Work Award, Team Project, America's Best Communities, Idaho Association of Natural Resources and Community Development Extension Professionals (IANCDEP), Burley, ID. April 3-5 2017.
  • Excellence in Community Development Work Award, Team Project, Cascade Mobility Team, Idaho Association of Natural Resources and Community Development Extension Professionals (IANCDEP), IANCDEP Fall Retreat. October 19-21, 2016. 

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654

Email: extension@uidaho.edu

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