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Welcome to OCCD

We are a 160+ member statewide association of community and economic development organizations, 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!
  • RFQ/RFP

    View all RFQ/RFP documents here!
  • The Cat Lady's Apprentice

    Read Jack Riordan's blog here!
  • OCCD Annual Award Winners to Be Recognized at Summer Meeting

    Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 6th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President's Award for Innovative Practices, and this year's Public Service Scholarships. more
  • OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

    OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

    The kids are out of school and vacation season has begun. I hope that you are finding some good time for family and friends. The OCCD Staff and Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD's Summer Annual Meeting on July 25th and 26th, 2018 - in Sandusky, Ohio. more
  • OCCD Summer Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker

    OCCD Summer Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker

    Linda Thompson, Senior Director, COSCDA, will be the keynote speaker at the OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting. She will deliver the National Legislative and Regulatory Update and the Impact on Federal Programs. more


Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship

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

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Upcoming Events

  • OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

    OCCD Summer Annual Meeting in Sandusky, Ohio, celebrating their bicentennial this year! Register early - please check deadlines for registration and room reservations. Deadline for conference registration is July 13, 2018.
    Jul 25, 2018
  • OCCD 2018 Fall Meeting

    Oct 24, 2018