Registration now open for #cdcOhio17



Join Ohio CDC Association at its 33rd annual conference October 5-6 as we explore the Glass City under the theme Glass Half Full: Resilience in the Face of Adversity.

Local Tours:

  • Exploring the Broadway Coalition
  • Celebrating Creative Communities
  • Downtown and UpTown: A Renaissance in the Making
  • Innovative and Affordable Housing Facing Challenging Times


  • Cultivating Local Food Culture
  • Local Hiring for Development
  • What’s Happening in Our Nation’s Capitol
  • Business Corridors for and with Residents
  • Emerging Opportunity: Elevating the Economic Impact of Immigrants, Refugees, & People of Diverse Cultures
  • Successful Strategies for Single Family Scattered Site LIHTC Projects
  • Building Family Income and Wealth: Lessons from the Field
  • Environmental Challenges for Legacy Cities
  • Inclusivity in Community Development: Progress and Participation at all Levels

Plus, the annual member awards breakfast, an evening reception, and the annual business meeting!

Join OCDCA staff and early conference arrivals at the official “unofficial” pre-conference networking event at Fleetwood’s Tap Room in Hensville on Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. Fleetwood’s features more than 75 regional craft beers (including 48 on draft!), a wide selection of whiskeys, an eclectic menu, and an outstanding outdoor patio that overlooks Hensville Park.

Follow all the conference excitement with #cdcOhio17.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California currently directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at USC and USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII).

Dr. Pastor speaks frequently on issues of demographic change, economic inequality, and community empowerment and has contributed opinion pieces to such outlets as the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee, the Huffington Post, and many others. In 2012, he received the Liberty Hill Foundation’s Wally Marks Changemaker of the Year award for social justice research partnerships. Pastor’s current research is looking at the last several decades of economic, social, and environmental transformations in California – and what they can tell us about the road ahead for the U.S.

Join us at the Friday Morning Member Awards Breakfast. Who is the CDC of the year? What is the CDC project of the year? Find out on Friday, October 6th. You still have time to nominate a someone for these awards. Nominate by August 4th.

Hotel & Registration Info

Join us at the newly renovated Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, with its beautiful views of the river and downtown Toledo!

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
444 North Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604

Rate: $119/night until September 20
Book online!

Early-Bird Conference Rates until September 8

Members: $180
Non-Members: $230
Keynote Luncheon Only: $50
Students & Young Professionals: $100

Students & Young Professionals – apply for a registration scholarship, sponsored by Chase Bank.

Members – Additional Staff: $100
Non-Members – Additional Staff: $180
Click here to register.

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