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Fall 2022 Quarterly Meeting

October 01, 2022

OCCD Members and Friends,

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and created lifelong memories. With falls arrival, the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp and cool. Fall is a wonderful time of year to enjoy football and yummy fall recipes.  We are excited to have our third in person meeting on October 27th.  It was such a pleasure to see everyone in person at the spring and summer meetings.  I enjoyed networking with fellow OCCD members. All sessions will be offered virtually for members who still have reservations with attending in person.

The Fall meeting will be on October 27, 2022, but we are going to kick off with a networking reception the evening before (October 26th), from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The day will be packed with 6 sessions of information, and there will be time to chat during lunch. 

Our first session will be a presentation from Angela Moses and Amy Wise of Early Childhood Resource Center (ECRC).  During this session you will learn about a highly successful project in Canton, Ohio which helped create small child care businesses in high need neighborhoods. 

The CDBG-CV and ESG-CV expenditure deadlines are fast approaching. Will you meet the expenditure requirements? This session will provide a forum to discuss common issues grantees are experiencing. It will share best practices of successful grantees, and provide possible solutions to your spending dilemma. We invited Donna D. Everson, Marcie Bragg, and Richard Hendershot to share their knowledge on CV spending. 

Next, Amy Riegle a new executive director at the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) presents.  Amy is an accomplished housing advocate with over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits and governmental entities, including the City of Dayton. In Dayton, she provided policy leadership and designed programs in the areas of housing development, asset-based community development, community engagement, education, and homelessness. We are looking forward to Amy discussing her new role at COHHIO.

Lunch will follow, with our business meeting immediately afterward. 

Tony Core, from Squire Patton Boggs, will present immediately after the business meeting, to give us his, always insightful, legislative update.

Jerry Rouch, Deputy Director for Infrastructure Funding at Ohio EPA, will discuss the public health issues regarding lead in drinking water, the solutions that exist, and the funding that can be accessed to implement projects.  His presentation will include background into lead issues, the burden that it can place on local governments, and the range of resources that can be used to replace lead service lines.  Practical information will be provided that can help Community Development professionals understand funding and implementation of lead service line replacement projects.

Finally, the last will be inspiring.  This session will focus on grantee efforts to address equity and inclusion in program planning and design. This includes the completion of a citywide racial equity survey, and launch of a minority microenterprise business program by the City of Kettering, OH. The presenters are Angela Rahman and Andria Beach Perkins, from Kettering, Ohio.  

Dawn Fish, Vice President, OCCD

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