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Wine Raffle - Basket Raffle - Afghan Raffle

June 28, 2018
During the Summer Meeting raffle tickets will be sold for $1 per ticket or six for $5. OCCD will also be raffling bottles of Ohio wines and baskets and an afghan donated by the OCCD Board of Directors, OCCD Foundation Board of Directors and Staff.

PWC Hosts 36th Annual Repair Affair

June 27, 2018
People Working Cooperatively's 36th Annual Repair Affair, presented by the City of Cincinnati, took place on May 12, 2018.

Legislation. . .In The News

By Anthony Core   |  June 27, 2018
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through June 1, 2018.

The Roller Coaster

By Jack Riordan   |  June 27, 2018
I have been wallowing in an unhappy state, brought on by my concern for my beloved country which seems to be sinking into a land of hatred controlled by greedy people who ignore science for their benefit but our detriment.

Riverfront Amphitheater Secures Naming Rights as Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater

June 27, 2018
We are excited to be able to let everyone know about a huge project that we are working on in the City of Youngstown, Ohio. Construction began on June 1, 2018 on the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park.

OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

By Doug Harsany   |  June 27, 2018
OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting
The kids are out of school and vacation season has begun. I hope that you are finding some good time for family and friends. The OCCD Staff and Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD's Summer Annual Meeting on July 25th and 26th, 2018 - in Sandusky, Ohio.

The Magic of Spring

June 24, 2018
One Morning

OCCD Summer Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker

June 11, 2018
OCCD Summer Annual Meeting - Keynote Speaker
Linda Thompson, Senior Director, COSCDA, will be the keynote speaker at the OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting. She will deliver the National Legislative and Regulatory Update and the Impact on Federal Programs.

NACEDA Network News - May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
NACEDA Network News - May 31, 2018

Tribute to Ed Hurley

By Ken Lengieza   |  April 8, 2018
Tribute to Ed Hurley
On February 24, 2018, Ohio lost one of its founding fathers of community development, Edward R. Hurley.

Legislation. . .In The News

By Anthony Core   |  April 8, 2018
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through March 2, 2018.

School Safety and Community Safety - A Message from OCCD President Paul Herdeg

By Paul Herdeg   |  March 26, 2018
The tragic deaths of 14 students and 3 staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are still fresh in our minds. As I write this message to OCCD members, thousands of students, teachers, and parents are marching in downtown Cleveland to show their concern and press for actions to make our schools safer.

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs - Leadership Foundation and Professional Ethics

March 8, 2018
Leadership Foundations: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Professional Ethics

HUD Seeks Innovative Projects for HUD Exchange

By Debra Mayes   |  February 9, 2018
Do your part! HUD invites you to share the great work you are doing in your community - submit your story. https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/cdbg/project-profiles/

Delay of AFFH Rule

By Debra Mayes   |  January 5, 2018
HousingWire article- Delay of AFFH Rule
Keywords: fair housing  |   36 comments

Bucyrus - Schines Art Park Dedicated

January 2, 2018
The Schines Art Park in Bucyrus was dedicated Friday at South Sandusky Avenue and Warren Street. People will be able to watch outdoor movies at the park. The lot was formerly home to the Schines Bucyrus Theater.

Legislation. . .In The News

By Anthony Core   |  January 2, 2018
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through December 6, 2017.

City of Canton Awarded for Opiate Prevention Among Youth

January 2, 2018
Collaboration with StarkMHAR, criminal justice and school district tackling youth opiate prevention and education, to be presented national award on January 26

OCCD 2018 Winter Quarterly Meeting

By Doug Harsany   |  December 27, 2017
OCCD 2018 Winter Quarterly Meeting
The brisk cold air and the snow outside make it clear that the winter season is here. The OCCD Staff and Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD's Winter Quarterly Meeting on January 24th and 25th, 2018. We will meet at the Embassy Suites Dublin,

Legislation. . . In the News

By Pamela Hanover, Esq.   |  October 1, 2017
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through August 31, 2017.

OCCD Annual Award and Scholarship Winners Recognized at Summer Meeting

October 1, 2017
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD) Member Awards, the President's Award for Innovative Practices, and the OCCD Foundation Public Service Scholarships were presented to recipients at the 2017 Summer Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fall 2017 Quarterly Meeting

By Doug Harsany   |  October 1, 2017
Fall 2017 Quarterly Meeting
The recent cooler weather and dropping leaves are reminding me that Fall is upon us. The OCCD staff and Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD's Fall Quarterly Meeting on October 25th and 26th. We will meet at the Crowne Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue in Columbus, to expand our knowledge of community development through networking and informational sessions.

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors and Committees

October 1, 2017
2017 - 2018 OCCD Board of Directors and Committees

Rollin Seward to Serve on National Community Development Association Board of Directors

By Debra Mayes   |  September 12, 2017
Congratulations to Rollin Seward, Canton Director of Development, former member of OCCD Board of Directors and current OCCD member on being selected!

Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) at the 33rd Annual Conference

August 6, 2017
Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference: Glass Half Full: Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Senate Bill Protects Transit, TIGER and Community Grant Programs

August 3, 2017
Posted from Sustainable City Network - For Leaders in Government, Education & Healthcare

Save The Date!!

By Debra Mayes   |  July 3, 2017
Save The Date!!
Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Course Offering

OCCD Annual Award Winners To Be Recognized at Summer Meeting

July 3, 2017
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 5th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President's Award for Innovative Practices, and this year's Public Service Scholarships.

Congratulations Jack and Nellie Riordan!

July 3, 2017
Congratulations to John (Jack) Riordan and his lovely wife, Nellie, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this summer.


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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Upcoming Events

  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Training

    Learn the process for conducting a comprehensive Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) in compliance with HUD requirements, given the indefinite suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule.
    Apr 8, 2019
  • Ohio Public Construction Contracting 101

    This program covers fundamentals of constructing local government improvements in Ohio, including pre-planning, selecting a project delivery method, hiring design professionals, bidding, and insurance and bonding. Registration deadline: April 12, 2019.
    Apr 23, 2019
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    Apr 24, 2019
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    Fair Housing Training provided by Ronnell Tomlinson, Director of Housing Enforcement & Mediation, Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Registration deadline: April 12, 2019.
    Apr 25, 2019
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    Jul 24, 2019
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    OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting Embassy Suites, Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio October 30-31, 2019
    Oct 30, 2019