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America just won the world's hardest math contest. Again.

August 2, 2018
Last month, the United States made an extraordinary achievement: For the third time in four years, it won the International Mathematical Olympiad.

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.

Karen Kerns Dresser

January 9, 2017
Karen Kerns Dresser passed away this past weekend

Passing of Jack Foley

By Debra Mayes   |  December 21, 2015
Passing of Jack Foley
Received word from Mike Keys that Jack Foley passed away December 18, 2015.

Time is Running Out!

By Debra Mayes   |  July 14, 2015
Don't miss it! Only 7 business days to register for OCCD Summer Annual and OCCD 50th Gala!! Deadline is July 22, 2015. On-line registration at

HUD Rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

By Debra Mayes   |  July 8, 2015
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a final rule to equip communities that receive HUD funding with the data and tools that will help
Keywords: fair housing

OCCD 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Speaker

By Debra Mayes   |  July 7, 2015
OCCD 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner Speaker
We are very pleased to announce our dinner speaker at the OCCD 50th Gala will be Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Keywords: gala, speaker


By Paul Christiansen   |  July 2, 2015
URAO’s Transition to OCCD Since my retirement 25-years ago, time has passed swiftly, but I still have fond memories of the late ‘60’s with close friendships shared with early members: Founding President, Pat Phelan - Columbus, Tony Patrino - Akron, Earle Sterzer - Dayton, Harry Norman - Springfield, Walter Blair - Hamilton, Walter Benedict, Painesville, and past HUD field reps: Dick Starr, Fritz Leighty, and David Ristau.

Summer Annual Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Kathy Werkmeister   |  June 24, 2015
The OCCD staff and Board of Directors look forward to welcoming you to OCCD’s Summer Quarterly Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration on July 29 and 30. We will meet at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, in Columbus for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities. You will leave with a fresh list of ideas and a breath of inspiration.

50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

April 1, 2015
50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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

  • OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting

    OCCD 2019 Summer Annual Meeting
    Jul 24, 2019
  • Determining Income and Allowances Training

    A fundamental component of using housing grant funds effectively is ensuring they target eligible households. Participants will learn how to effectively use the two definitions for annual income in Section 92.203 of the HOME Program Final Rule
    Sep 25, 2019
  • HOME Written Agreements

    A one day training covering the HOME requirements for written agreements.
    Oct 29, 2019
  • OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting

    OCCD 2019 Fall Meeting Embassy Suites, Corporate Exchange Drive, Columbus, Ohio October 30-31, 2019
    Oct 30, 2019