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A Partner in Your Community's  Development Goals

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Ohio Conference of Community Development

You care about your community and show tireless effort to help it thrive. But when your agency’s goals become unclear or overwhelming, you need a guide to highlight a clear path forward. With access to the right tools and reliable resources, you can overcome challenges efficiently and confidently. The OCCD can help.

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Sometimes having a guide is all it takes. Find out if OCCD can point you in the right direction for the next steps you need to take in your community and economic development goals.

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Ready to further develop your community and your career? Fill out the application to gain access to tools and resources that help facilitate growth within your community and your agency.

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With your application approved by the OCCD board, you gain access to not only tools but a whole community of peers and leaders who offer needed support and guidance.

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Learn and share opportunities offered through workshops, conferences, training events, the forum, and more for continued economic and community improvement in your area.

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News and Updates

Ohio Department of Development Update

July 19, 2021

Summer is here. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy our state. If you haven’t already planned a trip, check out for great locations across Ohio. The team at TourismOhio is constantly updating the site with fun and exciting places to visit, themed trails, road trips and other great ways to enjoy the summer weather.

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A Tribute to Fritz Leighty

July 6, 2021

Fritz Made It to the Final End Zone - Francis Xavier Leighty left the field on June 21, 2021 with Judy, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 60 years by his side; they met in kindergarten.  He was born in 1941 in a Mississippi River town – Alton, Illinois – not far from St. Louis.

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The Evergreen Cooperatives

July 1, 2021

Creating prosperity in Cleveland. Innovator Ted Howard, social entrepreneur, co-founder of Democracy Collaborative & former Senior Fellow for Social Justice at Cleveland Foundation.

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Upcoming Events

OCCD 2021 Virtual Summer Meeting

July 28, 2021

OCCD 2021 Summer Meeting

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OCCD 2021 Virtual Fall Meeting

October 27, 2021

OCCD 2021 Fall Meeting

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OCCD 2022 Virtual Winter Meeting

January 26, 2022

OCCD 2022 Virtual Winter Meeting

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OCCD 2022 Spring Meeting

April 27, 2022

OCCD 2022 Spring Meeting - One Day In-Person Event

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OCCD 2022 Summer Annual Meeting

July 27, 2022

OCCD 2022 Summer Annual Meeting - Two Day In-Person Event

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OCCD 2022 Fall Meeting

October 27, 2022

OCCD 2022 Fall Meeting - One Day In-Person Event

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