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Welcome to OCCD

We are a 160+ member statewide association of community and economic development professionals, dedicated since 1965, to helping develop, implement and improve federal, state and local programs for community development. Beyond that, to develop and improve professional standards and practices across all phases of public administration related to community development.

Our members are community and economic development practitioners from Ohio 's cities, counties, villages, non-profit organizations and consulting firms.

We are proud of our website, so please visit OCCD online often! We will help you stay current, learn about our new programs and opportunities, acquire resources, and to more fully enjoy the benefits of participation in OCCD.


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News & Updates

  • Newsletter Archive

    View past OCCD newsletters.
  • Career Board

    View exciting job opportunities!

    Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual OCCD Member Awards, the Presidentís Award for Innovative Practices, and this yearís Public Service Scholarships. more
  • Summer Annual Meeting 2014

    The OCCD staff and Executive Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCDís Summer Quarterly Meeting on July 30 and 31. We will meet at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue in Columbus for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities. more

Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship

The scholarship program was established by OCCD to honor two men who dedicated their careers to Public Service. 
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