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Mission Statement

The Ohio Conference of Community Development Foundation shall promote the future of community and economic development through academic scholarships to students and young professionals pursuing degrees in related fields; advocate for research to improve and strengthen the lives and futures of Ohio citizens within their communities; and develop and offer educational opportunities to further member’s knowledge of issues and practices in the community and economic development field.

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About Us

The Ohio Conference of Community Development Foundation Board includes representative members from around the state.  The Board Members are:

Thomas Kroma        Mercy Health - Toledo         Director of Economic Development
Mary Crockett        
Ken Lengieza    Marion County RPC     Director
Brian Iorio    City of Cleveland Heights    CDBG Coordinator
Erin Jeffries    City of Dayton    Community Development Manager
Tawana Jones    Montgomery County      CED Operations Manager
Hannah Diewald    CDC of Ohio, Inc.    Associate Urban Planner


Contact Information

Address    Ohio Conference of Community Development Foundation
     P. O. Box 776
     Urbana, OH  43078
Telephone    (937) 652-3523


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

  • 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