2018 OCDCA Awards Nominations

These awards recognize CDCs, their staff and volunteers, projects, partners and advocates who have made exemplary contributions to the community development field. 

Please answer in under 500 words why this person/project/organization deserves this nomination. What have they done to significantly improve a community? Bolster people? Revitalize place?

Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Conference at the Member Awards Breakfast on Friday, October 5 in Columbus, Ohio.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Much at lmuch@ohiocdc.org or (614) 461-6392 ex. 211. Nominations are due by Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12 pm EST.


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 Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation winning the 2017 CDC of the Year Award

Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation winning the 2017 CDC of the Year Award

Award Descriptions:


Ned D. Neuhausel Award
In honor of Ned Neuhausel, long-time leader in Ottawa County's disability support system and Executive Director of Ottawa Residential Services, Inc. Nominate one person who has played a key role in providing affordable housing for vulnerable people and been a strong advocate on their behalf.

Stephanie J. Bevens Award
The award honors Stephanie Bevens, a long-time OCDCA Board Member, an innovative director of microenterprise programs at Pike County Community Action, and a tireless advocate on behalf of low-income entrepreneurs. Nominate a CDC staff member with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong advocate on behalf of low- to-moderate income people. 

CDC Project of the Year
This award gives recognition to an outstanding CDC project related to affordable housing, community economic development, community engagement, financial empowerment or food access.

CDC Staff Member of the Year
Nominate an outstanding staff member, full or part-time who has made the work of the CDC a success. 

CDC Community Leader of the Year
Recognize an outstanding community leader (CDC Board Member, volunteer, etc.) who has provided leadership or other major contributions to a CDC.

Community Development Partner of the Year
The nomination may be a special non-profit or faith-based organization, individual, business, financial institution, foundation, intermediary, government agency or other entity that has provided support to a CDC.

CDC of the Year
Nominate a CDC that has done outstanding work this year.

CDC Rising Star
Nominate an outstanding staff member, volunteer, or advocate, who is under 30, who is making a big impact in community development.