2018 Innovation and Creativity Award:
This award recognizes members who have developed an outstanding effort or program that integrates innovation and creativity in effective community development program design and implementation.
Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension:
Brad Gaolach, Anthony Gromko, Martha Aitken, Jose Garcia-Pabon, Maria Anguiano, Haley Hughes, and Justin Smith
Washington State University is redefining how Extension works in urban areas with the Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension. The Metro Center engages non-traditional Extension audiences using an innovative business model that focuses on short-term projects instead of long-term programs. Outcome driven, client centered and solution oriented, the Metro Center works to develop practical, place-based solutions by being a conduit between metropolitan decision makers and WSU faculty expertise across the state.