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City of Zanesville - Redevelopment Administrator

January 21, 2020
The City of Zanesville is seeking applicants for the position of Redevelopment Administrator in the Community Development Department.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

January 10, 2020
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.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  December 30, 2019
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through November 26, 2019.

OCCD Foundation Annual Gold Star Campaign

December 30, 2019
OCCD Foundation Annual Gold  Star Campaign
The OCCD Foundation Annual Gold Star Fundraising Campaign is underway. Please consider participating in the gold star annual fundraising campaign.

OCCD 2020 Winter Meeting

By Rita Parise   |  December 30, 2019
As I write this, I am fully engaged in what can be described as the end of the year blitz! I am totaling our Community Development accomplishments for the year, preparing for the Christmas and New Year's season and awaiting the arrival of a new decade.

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

December 19, 2019
Ohio's champion for urban revitalization and sustainable growth

COHHIO - Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 13, 2019
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the state, Homeless families were housed, thus spared a cold fate. Funding for local homeless agencies was a flowing Now that the Ohio Housing Trust Fund was growing.

OMEGA - Communications Manager

December 13, 2019
The Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) has an opening for a Communications Manager. Deadline for applications - December 31, 2019.

ODSA - Environmental Specialist 2

December 6, 2019
The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting applications for the position of Environmental Specialist 2. The deadline for applying is December 23, 2019.

Breaking Ground - News from The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

December 3, 2019
Advocating for people experiencing housing problems can be a frustrating job. In a political system that trades on money and influence, it's tough to get politicians to focus on the needs of people who have neither.

ODSA - Assistant Deputy Chief

December 3, 2019
The Ohio Development Services Agency is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Deputy Chief in the office of Community Services.

ODSA - Community Development Analyst

November 21, 2019
ODSA is accepting applications for the position of Community Development Analyst. Deadline for submission is December 20, 2019.

Clark County - Community and Economic Development Grants Coordinator

October 28, 2019
Clark County is accepting applications for the position of Community and Economic Development Coordinator.

Stark County - Community Development Planner

October 25, 2019
Stark County Regional Planning Commission is accepting applications for a full time Community Development Planner.

New Job Posting for CPD Director in the Columbus Field Office

October 3, 2019
The following links provide detailed information regarding the position for CPD Director in the Columbus Field Office

Distressed Cities Program Accepting TA Requests

By Debra Mayes   |  October 2, 2019
HUD began accepting requests for Technical Assistance (TA) under the new Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (DCTA) Program on September 16, 2019.

OCCD Annual Member Awards 2019

September 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.

Fall Quarterly Meeting

By Rita Parise   |  September 25, 2019
Where did the summer go? It seems like just yesterday that the spring flowers were blooming and now it is fall! The arrival of fall is also a reminder that the 2019 Fall Quarterly meeting is coming up.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

September 23, 2019
News Clips from The Greater Ohio Policy Center

OHHN - Home Sweet Home - Practical Approaches for Keeping Homes Healthy & Safe

September 17, 2019
Ohio Healthy Homes Network Fall Forum is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 9:00 to 3:30 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Office in Reynoldsburg.  This forum will cover a number of threats to healthy housing in Ohio including lead-based paint poisoning, household pests, mold and asthma triggers.

ODSA PY 2020 - 2024 Needs Survey

September 13, 2019
The Ohio Development Services Agency is conducting surveys to determine the housing, homeless and community development needs as the state begins the planning process for the 5 Year Consolidated Plan covering the period of PY 2020 - 2024.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

August 23, 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.

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

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

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.

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?


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