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NACEDA Network News

August 13, 2019
As the legislative season wrapped up in some states, NACEDA members report significant victories for affordable homes and stronger communities.

Trying to Understand Those Who Do Not See the USA As I Do

By Jack Riordan   |  August 9, 2019
Watching fireworks on TV with a grandson, my wife and I on the big screen TV, and the little guy on his iPad, I realized just how addicted to comfort and convenience I have become. It's a far cry from my exploratory youth

OCCD 2019 - 2020 Board of Directors

August 1, 2019
OCCD 2019 - 2020 Board of Directors
OCCD Board of Directors for 2019 - 2020

Request for Qualifications - The Sandusky Opportunity Zone Master Plan & Policy Recommendations

August 1, 2019
The City of Sandusky is seeking Request for Qualifications for Sandusky's Opportunity Zone.

OMEGA - Community Development Specialist

August 1, 2019
The Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association has an immediate opening for a part-time Community Development Specialist

Montgomery County - Community & Economic Development Specialist III

July 13, 2019
Montgomery County is accepting applications for the position of Community and Economic Development Specialist III.

OCCD Annual Award Winners to be Recognized at Summer Meeting

June 30, 2019
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 7th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President's Award for Innovative Practices, and this year's Public Service Scholarships.

OCCD Awarded HUD Certificate of Appreciation

June 30, 2019
OCCD Awarded HUD Certificate of Appreciation
Michael Norton-Smith, OCCD Vice President accepted the HUD Certificate of Appreciation

White Superiority Complex

By Jack Riordan   |  June 30, 2019
White Superiority Complex
Bread For the World Made a very revealing presentation at our April Quarterly Meeting on the government sources of the Racial Wealth Gap and our unrecognized guilt of the persistent poverty of most African Americans; an issue that has troubled me for a long time. Why?

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  June 30, 2019
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through June 27, 2019.

Spotlight on Best Practices: Neighborhood Revitalization - City of Canton, Ohio

June 30, 2019
Best Practices Fact Sheet - Neighborhood Revitalization - City of Canton providing HOME and CDBG funds toward Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio's Central Project. Additional Best Practices Fact Sheets can be found at /learning-resources/best-practices-fact-sheets

Licking County Housing Strategy Development

June 17, 2019
The selected provider will assist the community in developing a Homelessness and Housing Strategy. The Strategy must be produced in an expedient and efficient manner and result in short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategies to address homelessness in the Licking County community. The selected provider will offer a range of possible solutions, help develop a plan of action, and assist with engaging various stakeholders in the process and solution.

HUD - Director, Community Planning and Development, Columbus, Ohio

June 14, 2019
HUD HQ has posted a new advertisement for the Director, Community Planning and Development division in the HUD Columbus Field Office. CPD has oversight of CPD programs throughout Ohio.

NACEDA Network News

June 14, 2019
National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations

OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting

By Michael Norton-Smith   |  June 12, 2019
OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting
The OCCD Staff and Board invite you to attend this year's Summer Annual Meeting, which will be held on July 24th and 25th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, Columbus (2886 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219). This should be a great opportunity for us to expand our knowledge of community development through networking and informational sessions.

CDC of Ohio, Inc. - Community Development Specialist and Grant Coordinator

June 2, 2019
CDC of Ohio is looking for a candidate to help with the administration of CDBG Allocation, Neighborhood Revitalization, Critical Infrastructure, Residential Public Infrastructure, and Community Housing Impact and Preservation Programs (CHIP) and related grant programs for small cities and counties.

City of Lorain - Housing Rehabilitation Administrator

May 14, 2019
Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of Housing Rehabilitation Administrator in the Lorain Building, Housing and Planning Department are available in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled.

City of Lorain - Fair Housing Administrator

May 14, 2019
Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of Fair Housing Administrator in the Lorain Building, Housing and Planning Department are available ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled.

City of Lorain - Neighborhood Development Specialist

May 14, 2019
Applications for the classified, non-bargaining, management position of NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST in the Lorain Building, Housing and Planning Department are available in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th Floor of Lorain City Hall, 200 West Erie Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44052 beginning Monday, May 13, 2019 through Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be received on a continuous basis or until the position is filled.

GOPC Releases Recommendation for Transporation Budget Ahead of Conference Committee

March 27, 2019
News from Greater Ohio Policy Center - Press Release

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 22, 2019
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks, and we thought they might interest you as well. If you have an article you would like to share with us, please email it to Maria Walliser-Wejebe at mwalliser-wejebe@greaterohio.org.

NYT - Opinion: An Important Vote for the Climate

March 21, 2019
Local officials across the country will have a chance to vote on new energy efficiency standards for buildings. But few tend to vote, which could put the outcome in jeopardy.

OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

March 14, 2019
OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
We expect to award up to four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each at our Summer Annual Meeting that will be held in Columbus, Ohio this year.

From Our Training Coordinator

By Debra Mayes   |  March 14, 2019
From Our Training Coordinator
I’m not sure I have ever been more ready for SPRING!!

Legislation. . .In the News

By Anthony Core   |  March 14, 2019
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through March 4, 2019.

Update from the Ohio Development Services Agency

By Lydia Mihalik   |  March 14, 2019
Update from the Ohio Development Services Agency
It’s been an exciting few months here at the Ohio Development Services Agency. I’m excited to be at the Ohio Development Services Agency and return to a space I’m familiar with from the early days of my career – community and economic development. Serving as the mayor of Findlay was an honor, and I will call on my experiences as mayor as we work together to strengthen and grow Ohio communities.

OCCD 2019 Spring Quarterly Meeting

By Michael Norton-Smith   |  March 12, 2019
OCCD 2019 Spring Quarterly Meeting
With Winter weather behind us (hopefully) and blooms a few weeks away, it is also time to begin looking toward the 2019 OCCD Spring Quarterly.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 8, 2019
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio.

Ohio University Professional and Executive Leadership Series - Innovative Strategies to Lead in Today's Complex Environment

March 8, 2019
This conference is for new and emerging leaders as well as those in middle management roles. Interactive sessions focus on the skills needed to successfully lead in today's complex environment.


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

  • Determining Income and Allowances Training

    A fundamental component of using housing grant funds effectively is ensuring they target eligible households. Participants will learn how to effectively use the two definitions for annual income in Section 92.203 of the HOME Program Final Rule
    Sep 25, 2019
  • HOME Written Agreements

    A one day training covering the HOME requirements for written agreements.
    Oct 29, 2019
  • OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting

    OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting Embassy Suites, Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio October 30-31, 2019
    Oct 30, 2019