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The Meanderings of Troubled Mind Through Shipshewana

By Jack Riordan   |  November 5, 2018
Why would a wine group go to Shipshewana Indiana; it's a dry and 4-hour drive? Our Frugal Grape gang makes a yearly, weekend excursion for a gabfest, taste interesting wines and foods, plus explore.

Request for Proposals - 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, 2019 One Year Action Plan & Update to the Analysis of Impediments to Fair

October 23, 2018
The City of Sandusky, Ohio is soliciting proposals with a cost from qualified firms or individuals to assist the City with the preparation of its 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, 2019 One-Year Action Plan, and an update of the 's of Impediments to Fair Housing in order to meet the regulatory requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan is submitted to HUD every five years and must follow HUD regulations and guidelines.

City of Xenia - Community Development Coordinator

October 23, 2018
The Community Development Coordinator for the City of Xenia is responsible coordinating and directing community and neighborhood-level activities and programs, revitalization and redevelopment projects, and the fair-housing program.

Licking County - Community Development Specialist

October 16, 2018
This position is primarily responsible for administering the county' s housing rehabilitation program (CHIP­ Community Housing Impact and Preservation), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, and Fair Housing program. In addition, this position may assist with the securing, implementing, coordinating, or administering of various other local, state, or federal grant programs (i.e. Ohio Public Works-SCIP/LTIP, NRAC-Clean Ohio, etc.).

Request for Proposals - Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AIFH)

October 15, 2018
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit qualifications and proposals from qualified consultants (individuals, organizations, or firms) for the preparation of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AIFH), inclusive of the cities of Fairborn and Xenia as well as Greene County as a whole.

2018 Annual Member Awards

October 1, 2018
The Annual Member Awards were announced at the Summer Annual Conference of Ohio Conference of Community Development in Sandusky.

2018 Fall Quarterly Meeting

October 1, 2018
2018 Fall Quarterly Meeting
The OCCD Staff and Board invite you to attend this year's Fall Quarterly Meeting, which will be held on October 24th and 25th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza North (6500 Doubletree Avenue Columbus, Ohio). This should be a great opportunity for us to expand our knowledge of community development through networking and informational sessions.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  October 1, 2018
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through September 1, 2018.

Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together

By Nate Coffman   |  October 1, 2018
Join Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) at its 34th Annual Conference, under the theme Building Community Together, October 3-5, 2018

OCCD 2018 President's Award - Montgomery County

October 1, 2018
The 2018 recipient of the President's Award for Innovative Practices is Montgomery County's "Trucks and Tomatoes" Job Training and Urban Garden Enhancement Project.

Downside of Home Grown Tomatoes

By Jack Riordan   |  October 1, 2018
Downside of Home Grown Tomatoes
Almost every day in the summer begins the same. After I thank the Creator, (most of us call God) source of light, liquid water, and life and salute all those who gave their youth and lives or love ones for our country and its flag, I meander to my garden

City of Lorain - Program Manager 1

September 18, 2018
To assist the Director of Building, Housing and Planning in managing and directing the Department; plan, organize, direct and perform activities relating to planning, program development/implementation; assist in developing Department goals and objectives; assist in the development of and implementation of policies and procedures

Cuyahoga County - Development Housing Specialist

September 13, 2018
This position is subject to civil service examination. Exam information will be sent to qualified applicants at a later date. All communications about testing will be made via email, using the email address on your online profile.

Don Corley retires from WSOS after years of service in Community Action

September 4, 2018
Don Corley retires from WSOS after years of service in Community Action
After nearly 45 years working in community action, Don Corley of WSOS Community Action Commission is retiring. Throughout his long career, Don has been a strong advocate for low-income residents in communities served by WSOS.

Downtown Cleveland Alliance - Business Development Specialist

August 30, 2018
Downtown Cleveland Alliance is seeking applicants for a business development specialist position.

Stark County - Community Development Planner

August 27, 2018
Stark County Regional Planning Commission is accepting applications for a full time Community Development Planner.

Report: Ohio Jobs Don't Pay Enough to Afford the Rent

August 21, 2018
Only two of the top 10 occupations in Ohio actually pay their employees enough to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to a report released Wednesday.

Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together

By Nate Coffman   |  August 15, 2018
Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference - Building Community Together
Join Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) at its 34th Annual Conference, under the theme Building Community Together, October 3-5, 2018 at the recently renovated, yet historic and haunted The Westin Great Southern Columbus.

Greater Ohio Policy Center - 2018 Policy Platform

August 8, 2018
The past decade has seen considerable progress as job growth has remained steady and communities across the state have experienced promising comebacks. Yet, cities and towns across the Buckeye state continue to struggle to fund sites for new businesses and employees

National Low Income Housing Coalition - Senate Passes FY19 THUD Appropriations Bills

August 6, 2018
The Senate voted 92-6 on August 1 to approve its FY19 Transportation-HUD (THUD) spending bill, which provides robust funding for affordable housing and community development programs. Overall, the bill provides HUD programs with more than $12 billion above the president’s FY19 request and more than $1 billion above the House bill.

America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

OCCD President's Award to Montgomery County's Trucks and Tomatoes

July 3, 2018
Montgomery County's "Trucks and Tomatoes" Job Training and Urban Garden Enhancement Project was funded in part by Montgomery County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), with additional leverage from Montgomery County general revenue funds.

Wine Raffle - Basket Raffle - Afghan Raffle

June 28, 2018
During the Summer Meeting raffle tickets will be sold for $1 per ticket or six for $5. OCCD will also be raffling bottles of Ohio wines and baskets and an afghan donated by the OCCD Board of Directors, OCCD Foundation Board of Directors and Staff.

OCCD Annual Award Winners to Be Recognized at Summer Meeting

June 28, 2018
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.

Poggemeyer Celebrating 50 Years

June 28, 2018
On March 16, 1968, Lester H. Poggemeyer, P.E. opened a one man office in Bowling Green, Ohio. In 1986, the name was officially changed to Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc. (PDG) after the key management team of Jack Jones, Charlene Kerr, Otto Gerdeman, and Larry Carroll purchased the firm.

OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

By Doug Harsany   |  June 27, 2018
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.

Riverfront Amphitheater Secures Naming Rights as Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater

June 27, 2018
We are excited to be able to let everyone know about a huge project that we are working on in the City of Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began on June 1, 2018 on the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park.

The Roller Coaster

By Jack Riordan   |  June 27, 2018
I have been wallowing in an unhappy state, brought on by my concern for my beloved country which seems to be sinking into a land of hatred controlled by greedy people who ignore science for their benefit but our detriment.

PWC Hosts 36th Annual Repair Affair

June 27, 2018
People Working Cooperatively's 36th Annual Repair Affair, presented by the City of Cincinnati, took place on May 12, 2018.


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