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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Community Development Educator Godwin Apaliyah
Educator, Community Development; Economic Development Director
Economic Development, Leadership Development
133 South Main Street, Washington Court House, OH 43160

Godwin Tayese Apaliyah is a community and economic development Extension educator in Fayette County. His work focuses on using community and economic development strategies and tools to improve community economic growth and residents’ quality of life. He has provided community leadership training to community leaders and residents to empower them with basic leadership skills and knowledge to engage in community projects and programs. His work is supported by local businesses, community policy makers and residents.

Curriculum Vitae

Degree Information: 

  • PhD in rural sociology, The Ohio State University
  • MS in rural sociology with a specialization in community development, The Ohio State University
  • BA in integrated development studies, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana

Areas of Expertise:

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) strategic program
Community capacity building and empowerment
Community leadership development
Community strategic planning and visioning
Program and project development
Program and project evaluation
Program impact evaluation

Business Retention and Expansion

Fayette County BR&E Report 2013
Comnunity Leadership Development
Economic Impact Analysis

Community Reconsidered Conversation - Fayette County (February 2015)
Blog Posts