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News from CityWide, Dayton, Ohio

July 2, 2015
On April 2nd CityWide employee Erica Hubler was honored at the Annual Miami Valley Fair Housing Luncheon as the recipient of the Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Award for her dedicated work over the years to help families purchase affordable housing.nnual Miami Valley Fair Housing Luncheon as the recipient of the Marie Kindrick Fair Housing Award for her dedicated work over the years to help families purchase affordable housing.

Public Service Scholarship Winner - Anita Schmaltz

July 2, 2015
I am deeply interested in the plight of our urban core, particularly as it relates to community development and revitalization. This interest is rooted in both my work and the neighborhood where I live. I am the Director of Investigations at the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, where I have been employed for over ten years.

Public Service Scholarship Winner - Aubrey Hale

July 2, 2015
My passion for public service has existed since I first saw the impacts public servants have on the everyday lives of those they serve. Some children grow up wanting to be the president of the United States. I grew up wanting to be a city manager. When I was a junior in high school, I had a front row seat to the impacts public policy makers can have at both the national and local levels.

Public Service Scholarship Winner - Erin Kellogg

July 2, 2015
After graduating college, both of my parents embarked on public service career paths. My dad became a high school biology teacher, and has since moved his way up to superintendent of a public school district. My mom started in urban planning, and has expanded her work to include grant writing and development of low income housing.

Public Service Scholarship Winner - Courtney Schneider

July 2, 2015
This winter, I had the opportunity to attend Wright State University Diversity in the Multicultural Millennium Conference. This celebration connects the subjects of diversity and success, proving that without diversity, full potential will never be met. Although there were mostly students and professors present, I attended as a community member.

People Working Cooperatively - Helping Veterans

July 2, 2015
People Working Cooperatively would like to share a story about a veteran and PWC client Billy Wallace. Billy came to them in need of a ramp and other home repairs. Thanks to the PWC Modifications to Mobility program and their Ramp it up for Vets program, staff and volunteers were able to get the job done for a well-deserving veteran.

City of Bowling Green Welcomes New Housing Specialist

July 2, 2015
The City of Bowling Green proudly announces the hiring of Matt Snow as the new Housing Specialist. Snow served as Housing Specialist at Maumee Valley Planning Organization for four years prior to beginning employment with the City of Bowling Green on April 14, 2015.

Ohio Housing Trust Fund Cut Defeated - Thank You!

By Debra Mayes   |  June 25, 2015
Provided by Nate Coffman, Ohio CDC- Many thanks to all who weighed in by writing letters, sending e-mails, making calls and visits to their state legislators.
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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.

Devasting cuts to HOME

By Debra Mayes   |  June 23, 2015
Devastating Cuts to the HOME Program!!!!!! Senate Subcommittee FY2016 Bill Would Fund the HOME Program at
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OCCD Board Nominations and Election Process at Summer Meeting

June 15, 2015
During the OCCD Bylaw Transition, several existing previously elected officials will be able to proceed to their next office. For example, the President-Elect will become President. After the election in July 2015, there will be no President-Elect position. The current Vice President will remain Vice President, and will become President in July 2016. All other officers are up for election this year, including Secretary and Treasurer.

Add's Alert on OHTF

By Debra Mayes   |  June 11, 2015
From Ohio CDC- Our collective work is having an impact! request that the amendment to cut the Ohio Housing Trust Fund in half BE REMOVED from the state budget bill.
Keywords: funding  |   3 comments

ALERT-Ohio Housing Trust Fund Cuts

By Debra Mayes   |  June 10, 2015
Earlier today the e-mail notification from Ohio CDC & COHHIO regarding cuts to the Ohio Housing Trust Fund was sent out to our members. We would ask you to pass it on
Keywords: funding  |   1 comments

IMPORTANT ALERT- Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit in Jeopardy

By Debra Mayes   |  June 10, 2015
Yesterday, the Ohio Senate proposed to eliminate the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC),

Senator Voinovich Accepts OCCD Public Service Award

May 15, 2015
Senator Voinovich Accepts OCCD Public Service Award
Senator George Voinovich accepted the 2015 OCCD Public Service Award at the Spring Quarterly Meeting held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. The OCCD Public Service Award recognizes individuals who have devoted much of their life to the benefit of society through careers in community development in the public and/or private sectors.

Add'l Rehab Training

By Debra Mayes   |  May 7, 2015
For those who expressed interest in attending a second rehab training as the one offered April, 28, the decision has been made to not offer an additional training.
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Request for Feedback - Periodic Program Income Reports

By Debra Mayes   |  May 4, 2015
The following was submitted by one of our members who would appreciate your feedback. In your organization, who completes/provides periodic program income reports...

Post Training Materials 2015 OCCD Spring Quarterly

By Debra Mayes   |  May 4, 2015
Post training materials for the OCCD 2015 Spring Quarterly are now accessible on the website. Member log in and password are required.

Registration closed - April 28, 2015 Training

By Debra Mayes   |  April 9, 2015
Due to the success of interest in the Rehab Program Property Standards and HOME Compliance scheduled for April 28, 2015, registration has reached capacity and is closed a

Senator George Voinovich to Receive OCCD Public Service Award

April 1, 2015
Senator George Voinovich to Receive OCCD Public Service Award
OCCD is pleased to announce its selection of Senator George Voinovich for the 2015 Public Service Award. Senator Voinovich will be accepting the award at the 2015 Spring Quarterly Meeting. The OCCD Public Service Award recognizes individuals who have devoted much of their life to the benefit of society through careers in community development in the public and/or private sectors.

50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

April 1, 2015
50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Spring Quarterly Meeting

April 1, 2015
The OCCD staff and Executive Board look forward to welcoming you to the OCCD Spring Quarterly Meeting on April 29-30, 2015. We will meet at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229 for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities.

Congratulations to OCCD Member and Past President Harry Conard!

By Debra Mayes   |  March 5, 2015
Congratulations to OCCD Member and Past President Harry Conard!
This month's edition of the Cuyahoga County Employee Spotlight highlights

2015 OCCD Winter Quarterly

By Debra Mayes   |  January 27, 2015
Power Point Presentations from the 2015 OCCD Winter Quarterly have been posted to this website. You can access them under the Learning Resources tab - Post Training Mate

Earl Sterzer, OCCD Past President

By Debra Mayes   |  January 27, 2015
A man who ran one of the largest and most successful urban redevelopment programs in Ohio died yesterday.

City of Dayton - Email Change

January 27, 2015
Please note that the City of Dayton's e-mail address extensions have changed from cityofdayton.org to daytonohio.gov; the City of Dayton's e-mail addressing format is now: first name.last name@DaytonOhio.gov.

OCCD Member Awards

January 23, 2015
Nominations are now being accepted for OCCD Member Awards! Deadline: May 15, 2015

Forwarded by Jack Riordan, OCCD Development Specialist

January 13, 2015
The sweeping racial changes transforming the United States come with an important demographic dimension: age. The waves of Hispanics and Asians and multiracial Americans reshaping the country’s population are full of young people, who by some measures already outnumber their white counterparts. The trend was punctuated by the arrival in 2011 of the first “majority-minority” birth cohort, the first in which the majority of U.S. babies were nonwhite minorities. Consequently, the racial makeup of the nation’s younger population is beginning to contrast sharply with that of baby boomers and seniors.

INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS: FRANKLIN COUNTY ANNOUNCES A COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

January 4, 2015
On October 29th, the Franklin County Commissioners advanced their commitment to encourage and accelerate job growth and economic development during a one-hour briefing with local elected officials, economic development professionals and community stakeholders where they unveiled Infrastructure Works, a new revolving infrastructure loan program administered by Franklin County’s Economic Development and Planning Department.

Legislation. . . In The News

By Pamela Hanover, Esq.   |  January 4, 2015
The following is a summary of recent General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through December 1, 2014.


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