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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

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

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.

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

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.

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.


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