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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.
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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),

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
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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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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.

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...

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

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.

50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

April 1, 2015
50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Ohio CDC's Efforts to "Tell Our Story"

January 4, 2015
As the community development movement has changed and tactics have diversified, it’s important to tell the story of community development and community development corporations (CDCs)

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.

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.

CHIP Training

December 18, 2014
PY 2015 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP) Application

NACCED's New Executive Director

November 8, 2014
NACCED Executive Director

Jefferson County RPC - Request for Qualifications

October 20, 2014
Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corporation (JCLRC) is requesting submission of qualifications for the provision of professional/consulting services, from qualified offerors, for the provision of housing specialist consulting and related services.

Fall Agenda 2014

September 25, 2014
The OCCD staff and Executive Board look forward to welcoming you to OCCD’s Fall Quarterly Meeting on October 29-30th. We will meet at the Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown – Capital Square, 175 East Town Street, in Columbus for a day and a half of networking, informational sessions, and a chance to renew and revive our commitment to our communities.

Thank You to OCCD

By Jack Riordan   |  August 2, 2014
Officers and Members of OCCD, Thank You Jack

CSR News & Report - Government Edition

July 24, 2014
HUD funding information

OCCD AWARD WINNERS TO BE RECOGNIZED AT ANNUAL BANQUET

July 21, 2014
Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD), a statewide association of community and economic development practitioners, has announced the winners of the 2nd Annual OCCD Member Awards, the President’s Award for Innovative Practices, and this year’s Public Service Scholarships.


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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