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OCCD 2020 Annual Award Nominations being Accepted

April 1, 2020
Nominations for 2020 OCCD Member Awards being accepted

The Ever-Changing Nature of What We Value and What We Fight

By Jack Riordan   |  April 1, 2020
The Ever-Changing Nature of What We Value and What We Fight
I'm old enough to remember how united we were in World War II when we fought countries not only with our Armed Services but with civilian sacrifices, shortages, long lines, rationing and recycling. One of my jobs was to wait in line for my Mom

Davis Bacon Training

March 31, 2020
The Davis Bacon Training (scheduled for April 21, 2020) is postponed at this time. We are working with the trainer to offer an online / interactive training in the near future.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  March 31, 2020
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through February 28, 2020.

CRA Public Comments Due April 8th

By Nate Coffman   |  March 30, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was passed by Congress in 1977 as a response to redlining and lending discrimination. One would think that a nationwide pandemic would cause the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to halt the rulemaking process. That unfortunately is not the case.

What is Our Heritage?

By Jack Riordan   |  March 30, 2020
What is Our Heritage?
Because of my long, but spotty history with the GOP, (I voted for Nixon the first Time) the Heritage Foundation sent me a letter; there is a debate in DC about the “proper use of taxpayer’s money, and the constitutional role of the federal government,” they asked that I fill out  “Questionnaire 114” as well as send them a few bucks which I’ve never done.

HUD - Community Planning and Development Staff Positions

March 27, 2020
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Columbus office is accepting applications for four open positions. The application deadline is April 1, 2020.

FDIC & FRB Chicago Interactive CRA Webinar Series

March 26, 2020
At some time in your relationship-building efforts, you may have been encouraged to consider pursuing "CRA funding" or heard that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a great way to talk to banks about supporting your organization.

Ohio Department of Health - Director's Stay at Home Order

March 23, 2020
Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity

HUD - CPD Representatives

March 20, 2020
The following links provide detailed information regarding the positions for CPD Representatives in the Columbus Field Office.

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 18, 2020
State of Ohio Providing Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

OCCD Cancellation of Spring Meeting

March 16, 2020
The health and safety of our membership, partners, attendees and staff is paramount, therefore with the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and in accordance with the Governor's ban on large gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19

Ashtabula County - Planner 1

March 10, 2020
Ashtabula County is accepting applications for the position of Planner 1.

Hamilton County - Program Specialist

March 3, 2020
Program Specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio

Hamilton County - Program Manager

March 3, 2020
Program Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio

NACEDA Network News

February 27, 2020
NACEDA Network News - 2020 off to a fast start!

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

February 21, 2020
News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

COHHIO Breaking Ground - Winter Edition

February 21, 2020
News from The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Action Alert: Comments for CRA Reform

February 14, 2020
There is real fear that the net effect will decrease lending and access to capital in the communities that need it the most. A modest 10% decrease in CRA lending would cause Ohio to realize a loss of $975 million in LMI mortgage and small business lending over five years.

Franklin County - Senior Program Coordinator

February 7, 2020
Franklin County is accepting applications for the position of Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Economic Development and Planning. Deadline for submission is February 20, 2020.

OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

February 3, 2020
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.

ODSA - Residential Revitalization Specialist/Housing Grant Analyst 2

January 29, 2020
The State of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Residential Revitalization Specialist/Housing Grant Analyst 2. Deadline for applications is February 11, 2020.

ODSA - Energy Analyst 2

January 28, 2020
The State of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Energy Analyst 2. Deadline for submission is February 3, 2020.

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 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.

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.


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