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OCCD 2020 Fall Meeting

By Brian Iorio   |  September 30, 2020
OCCD 2020 Fall Meeting
First, I would like to express what a great honor it is to serve as Vice President for this year. This will be a year of continuing challenges. Incredibly, challenges in such abundance that I do not have the space to list here. However, this is why we chose our professions. We, the Community Development Community, are not strangers to challenges.

OCCD Annual Awards Announced at Summer Meeting

September 29, 2020
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 8th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President’s Award for Innovative Practices, and this year’s Public Service Scholarships.

Thanks, OCCD For The Memories

By Jack Riordan   |  September 29, 2020
Thanks, OCCD For The Memories
As the old song says, “Breaking up is hard to do”.  Only Fritz has been around longer.  My 48 years flew by and I went from Young Turk to Old Fart.  The face-to-face feedback from OCCD’s original members helped me understand a new job and helped OCCD evolve from the Urban Renewal Association of Ohio to the Ohio Conference of Community Development.  

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  September 29, 2020
Legislation . . . In the News
Legislation. . . In the News --- The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through September 18, 2020.

Ohio Development Services Agency Update

September 29, 2020
Ohio Development Services Agency Update
I want to start with thank you. Thank you to each of you for all the work you’re doing to stop the spread of COVID-19. And, thank you for all you’re doing to support your communities during this challenging time. Ohio is rising to the challenge because communities and businesses are coming together to fight the virus and protect each other and our most vulnerable Ohioans.

OCCD 2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

September 29, 2020
The 2020-2021 Board of Directors and Officers were elected at the Summer Meeting.

OCCD Website Updates

September 29, 2020
OCCD has updated it website to include updates from HUD and ODSA, as well as OCCD Webinars and Virtual Meetings. The Career Board and RFQ/RFP links are updated as new information is available.

OCCD Training Opportunities

September 29, 2020
OCCD has scheduled the Acquisition/Relocation (URA) Training for October 27, 2020 and will schedule the CDBG Basics Training this Fall.

OCCD Foundation Annual Gold Star Campaign

September 28, 2020
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.

City of Euclid - Manager - Community Development

September 23, 2020
The City of Euclid is accepting applications for the position of Manager - Community Development.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

September 21, 2020
Monitoring the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio.

GOPC Presents Rebuttal to Measures Seeking to Undo Ohio's Long-standing Income Tax Structure

September 11, 2020
New Analysis counters short-sighted lawsuit and legislation that would seriously threaten Ohio's major cities if passed.


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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