OCCD 2018 Summer Annual Meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:00am-
Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00am

OCCD Summer Annual Meeting

July 25 - 26, 2018

Castaway Bay, 2001 Cleveland Road West, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Please note registration deadline for Summer Annual Meeting is Friday, July 13, 2018 and Block Room Rate deadline at Castaway Bay is Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Reservations at Castaway Bay:  Call 419-627-2106 --- Use Group Code:  OCCD18

Online Reservations at Castaway Bay:  https://www.cedarpoint.com/stay

Rate:  $129.00/night plus tax - does not include park pass (if you stay at Castaway Bay, indoor water park at Castaway Bay can be purchased for $10/person per day)  (See Cedar Point Rates below)

Block Room Rate Deadline:  June 26, 2018 - space is limited; reserve your room early

For those who wish to pay by check:  Castaway Bay will accept a check for pre-payment but you will not be able to pay by check at check-in.  The full stay will need to be paid prior to your arrival.  The reservation department will instruct the you as to where to send the check when you book the room(s).

 Important Information:  

  • Individuals, not group client, are responsible for reservations, deposits and cancellations.
  • First night full payment due at the time of booking.
  • A $50.00 fee applies to any cancellation.  First night deposit is forfeited for any cancellation received within 72 hours of arrival.  
  • Check payments will not be accepted at the hotel front desk.  If you are required to pay by check, you must pre-pay in full with our reservations department prior to your arrival.  Detailed instructions will be provided at the time of booking.  The front desk CANNOT accept checks for any payments.


Summer Annual Agenda

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

8:50     Welcome
 Dennis Murray, Ex-Officio Mayor, City of Sandusky
  Layering Creative Local Funding Strategies with Traditional State and Federal Resources
    Gaining Public Support for Income Tax Increase
    Eric Wobser, City Manager, City of Sandusky
    Local, State and Federal Incentives
    Matt Lasko, Chief Development Officer, City of Sandusky
 Issue 8, Tax Credits, SIDs, TIFFs and CRAs
  • ED Programs
  • Neighborhoods - Residential and Blight Elimination
  • Downtown Development
10:00OCCD Business Meeting
    Business Meeting and Board Nominations from the floor
    Board Elections (election results will be announced at the Dinner Banquet)
10:30Public Private Partnerships
    Landing Park
    Michelle Johnson, Director, Environmental Design Group
      Amy Bowman-Moore, Executive Director, Erie Metro Parks
    Duffield Milkie, General Counsel, Cedar Fair
    Sports Force and Cedar Point Sports Facility
    Duffield Milkie, General Counsel, Cedar Fair
    Evan Eleff, Sports Force, COO and Partner
    Pat Shenigo, Erie County Commissioner
12:15Lunch with Keynote Speaker - Sandusky Yacht Club
    National Legislative and Regulatory Update - Impact of Federal Program
    Linda Thompson, Senior Director, Advocacy and Federal Programs, COSCDA
1:15Award Ceremony
    Paul Herdeg, President, OCCD
 OCCD Annual Awards
  • President's Award
  • Community Development Young Professional of the Year
 OCCD Foundation Scholarships
  • Presented by OCCD Foundation President Tom Kroma
2:00Downtown Walking Tour
    Matt Lasko, Chief Development Officer, City of Sandusky
    Sharon Trsek, LEED AP, Architectural Historian, Design/Build Group
    Angela Byington, Planning Director, City of Sandusky
  •  Enjoy a downtown walking tour of scenic downtown Sandusky.  Points of interest will include new City Hall, new entertainment establishments and proposed residential developments
 Bus Tour
  •  Take a short bus ride to the eastern edge of Sandusky to visit three separate but integrated projects; the newly constructed regional outdoor facility, Sports Force Complex, which was funded by an increased bed tax and private funds, Cedar Point Indoor Sports Facility, which will be funded by the increased bed tax, private funds and will utilize tax increment financing, and lastly, Landing Park, a 27-acre nature preserve to include recreational amenities and provide public access to Sandusky Bay.
 (Bus will return participants to Castaway Bay after Walking and Bus Tours)
5:00Reception - Castaway Bay
6:00Annual Banquet and Program
    Welcome - Paul Herdeg, President, OCCD
7:002018 OCCD Member Awards
  • Legacy Award
  • Public Service Award
  • Community Development Partner of the Year
 Introduction of New President
  • Paul Herdeg - President, OCCD (Outgoing)
  • Passing of the Gavel to President Doug Harsany (Incoming)
  • Installation of New OCCD President and Remarks
 (A downtown map of activities will be provided in registration packet)


 Thursday, July 26, 2018

8:00Registration and Breakfast  
 Doug Harsany, Vice President, OCCD
9:05Utilizing Environmental Quality Programs to get Public Projects done and create a Desirable Environment for Development
 Aaron Klein, City Engineer, City of Sandusky
 Breann Hohman, Firelands Coastal Tributaries, Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
 Melissa Fetter, Erie Soil and Water Conservation District
10:15Tactical Urbanism:  Street Demonstration Projects: What are they and why you should consider them?
 Sally Sharrow, Planner, Toole Design Group, Columbus
 Kat Bray, MS, CHES, Health Education Specialist, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease Prevention, Lorain County General Health District
11:15Place Making and Economics
 Art and Placemaking 
    Amanda Golden, Designing Local
       Sandusky Neighborhood Initiative
    Talon Flohr, Sandusky Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator
 Sandusky Bay Pathway
    Angela Byington, Sandusky Planning Director
    Greg Voltz, Sandusky Planner
12:00End of Conference
12:15OCCD Organization Board Meeting


Castaway Bay Indoor Water Park fee is $10.00 per person per day for individuals who stay at Castaway Bay.  Purchase during check-in at Front Desk.


Adult or over 48 inches tall

  • 1 – Day Ticket to Cedar Point* --- $49.00 + tax ($50.96)
  • 2 – Day Ticket to Cedar Point* --- $72.00 + tax ($74.88)
  • 3 – Day Ticket to Cedar Point* --- $90.00 + tax ($93.60)

JR (under 48 inches tall)/Senior (62+)

  • 1 – Day Ticket to Cedar Point* --- $40.00 + tax ($41.60)
  • 2 – Day Ticket to Cedar Point* --- $65.00 + tax ($67.60)
  • 3 – Day Ticket to Cedar Point* --- $75.00 + tax ($78.00)

*with complimentary Cedar Point Shores Admission on the same days

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