With 2015 coming to a close, we are taking the time to reflect upon this past year. The end of 2015 marks our sixth straight year of membership growth and a record of 240 member organizations being a part of the OCDCA network. With such a strong and active membership, OCDCA has been able to expand our capacity building and advocacy efforts.
- Improving the Annual Conference experience, which led to record attendance and a 96% overall satisfaction rate from conference participants;
- Increasing member communication to the OCDCA membership by creating the member only funding opportunities newsletter and OCDCA blog;
- Increasing the amount of trainings and technical assistance opportunities offered, which led to over 500 people being trained on a variety of community development topics;
- Helping to preserve the Ohio Housing Trust Fund in the state’s budget bill.
All of this, however, means nothing if it weren’t for the membership as a whole. We exist to help you serve your communities better. The stories we’ve heard this year are simply amazing. Your work is making headlines and having a powerful ripple effect throughout your neighborhoods, cities, and Ohio as a whole. So, thank you for your hard work. As always, feel free to let us know how we can better serve you. We truly value your membership and look forward to growing in 2016!
From our office to yours, have a wonderful and happy new year!