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Franklin County - Food Security Initiative

September 29, 2016
Franklin County Food Security Initiative

Legislation. . .In The News

By Pamela Hanover, Esq.   |  September 29, 2016
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through August 31, 2016.

City of Pittsburgh Implements ePropertyPlus for Property Inventory Management and Disposition

September 6, 2016
ePropertyPlus Delivers Operational Efficiency & Public Transparency Within Weeks

Women's Half Century Parity Climb and This Election

By Jack Riordan   |  August 25, 2016
The rioting in Milwaukee, where I went to college caused me to reflect on the changes since the riots in my Chicago in the 60s where I worked with the elderly poor and got my first taste of efforts for Black Civil Rights and Equality. Much has

Economy: Why Corporate America Is Leaving the Suburbs for the City

August 3, 2016
From The New York Times - Economy: Why Corporate America Is Leaving the Suburbs for the City

Zombie Foreclosure Crisis

July 22, 2016
Mortgage lenders and servicers could soon have a whole new set of responsibilities for maintaining foreclosed homes, as Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, introduced a new bill on Friday that would address what his office calls the “zombie foreclosure crisis.”

George Victor Voinovich Tribute

July 19, 2016
George Victor Voinovich Tribute
It is fitting that OCCD's recognition of outstanding public service will be titled The George Voinovich Award for Distinguished Public Service.

Teachers, police get no respect

July 18, 2016
Another bumper sticker will not end the pain in this country, nor will political call for peace and harmony. We have to put our tax money where our mouths are.

OCCD Annual Award Winners Recognized at the Summer Meeting

July 4, 2016
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, announced the winners of the 4th Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President Award for Innovative Practices, and Public Service Scholarship.

'FAST-TRACK' FORECLOSURE LAW PUTS OHIO AHEAD OF NATIONAL CURVE, SAYS ADVOCATE

By Jack Riordan   |  July 1, 2016
This is a more information about H. B.390 which becomes law in September.

New Zealand, Brief Introduction February 2016

By Jack Riordan   |  June 30, 2016
After a 2 day, thousand mile voyage from Tasmania Australia across the Tasman Sea, with by Albatrosses and Boobies trailing our ship, our first day in New Z was in Milford Sound. In addition to the 1000 foot rock walls and 500 foot waterfalls, it was a great intro to the "Shaky Isles".

Essay by Scholarship Winner: Curtis A. Deeter - Why Work In Public Service?

June 27, 2016
Moving a lot as a kid, something about our world became apparent to me. People live different lives with different opportunities. For some, unfortunately, their lack of opportunity puts them at a disadvantage. Someone needs to be the voice for these people.

Realtor RFPs

By Debra Mayes   |  June 14, 2016
The City of Xenia is looking at going out for a realtor to market some of the homes the City is ending up owning due to foreclosure. Does anyone know of any cases where

OCCD 2016 Summer Annual Meeting

June 14, 2016
Summer is the season for networking and learning! The OCCD Annual Meeting will be held in Toledo on July 27th and 28th at the Park Inn, 101 North Summit Street. Tom Kroma and his staff have been working on this action packed agenda since last year, and I know you will find new ideas for community and economic development in Toledo’s renaissance

Legislation. . .In The News

June 8, 2016
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through May 31, 2016.

The Long Slow Exit from My Dad's Ethnic World

By Jack Riordan   |  June 6, 2016
When I was conceived eighty years ago in Chicago, my father gave me his world; I have left out my mother's essential participation in the process, because she was from Kentucky via Morgan County in southern Illinois and almost as much a foreigner as I was when she delivered me. Dad's world was an ethnic hodgepodge, in which nearly every European community had its section of the city or neighborhood where their language was spoken and displayed on signs, in newspapers, and even taught in schools.

Franklin County DowntownWorks

April 11, 2016
Franklin County DowntownWorks
In July 2015, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to authorize a new economic development initiative called DowntownWorks. The latest in the Commissioners’ SmartWorks suite of economic development programs, DowntownWorks is a partnership with Heritage Ohio, which works with municipalities all over the state to preserve and revitalize historic downtowns.

Legislation. . .In The News

By Pamela Hanover, Esq.   |  April 11, 2016
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through February 29, 2016.

Toledo Wheel Program - Program Suspended

April 11, 2016
The City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhoods, Northwest Ohio Development Agency (NODA), and Cherry Street Mission Ministries, have partnered to bring a new program to the City for working families who are without reliable transportation. The program is funded through a TARTA FTA Job Access & Reverse Commute Grant.

OCCD Proposed Bylaw Changes

By Ken Lengieza   |  March 10, 2016
Due to members shifting jobs and the Board losing potential officer candidates, the Board asked me, as Nominating Committee Chair, and Lisa Patt-McDaniel, who is now OCCD Vice President, to draft changes to improve the election of Board Members and Officers.

OCCD 2016 Spring Meeting

March 10, 2016
Welcome to Spring! The next OCCD Quarterly Meeting will be held on April 27th and 28th at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. Again we will meet to expand our knowledge of community development and network with our community development colleagues.

2016 OCCD Winter Quarterly PowerPoints

By Debra Mayes   |  January 27, 2016
2016 OCCD Winter Quarterly PowerPoints
The PowerPoint presentations (provided by presenters) from the 2016 OCCD Winter Quarterly

COHHIO's Annual Statewide Conference

January 26, 2016
COHHIO's Annual Statewide Conference - April 11 - 13, 2016

Legislation. . .In The News

By Pamela Hanover, Esq.   |  January 1, 2016
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through November 30, 2015.

OCCD 2016 Winter Meeting

By Amy Riegel   |  January 1, 2016
The OCCD staff and Executive Board look forward to welcoming you to the OCCD Winter Quarterly Meeting on January 20-21, 2016. We will meet at the Embassy Suites, Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017 for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities.

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.

OCCD 2016 Winter Quarterly

By Amy Riegel   |  December 15, 2015
The OCCD staff and Executive Board look forward to welcoming you to the OCCD Winter Quarterly Meeting on January 20-21, 2016. We will meet at the Embassy Suites, Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017 for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities.

JOBS

By Jack Riordan   |  November 27, 2015
What Skills Will Be Needed To Get A Job This Year, Next Year, Five or Ten Years? What skills will Add Value to a product or service that an employer will pay to have in their workforce?

Sign the National Letter Opposing Cuts to HOME!

By Debra Mayes   |  October 9, 2015
Provided by Nate Coffman, Ohio CDC- national sign on letter, urging Congress to lift the spending caps and restore HOME funding to at least $1.06 billion.
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Wecome from President Kathy Werkmeister

October 1, 2015
Although the 2015 Summer Quarterly Conference and Gala Celebration are behind us, the memories will be with us for years to come. There will be many photos posted to OCCD’s website if you missed it. It’s hardly enough to say thank you to our chairman and anniversary committee leader, Rollin Seward, and his committee of dedicated volunteers.


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