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2017 OCDCA Annual Conference
Toledo, October 5-6, 2017

Welcome to Toledo and the surrounding region! Join Ohio CDC Association at its 33rd annual conference as we explore The Glass City under the theme Glass Half Full, Resilience in the Face of Adversity.

Join us at the newly renovated Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, with its beautiful views of the river and downtown Toledo. Explore the the city and its wave of redevelopment and culture of creative placemaking. Learn from the many workshops, featuring experts from Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, and more! Come network with over 250 community development practitioners from around Ohio and other parts of the Midwest.

Hotel Information

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

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



Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Unofficial Pre-Conference Networking Event – Fleetwood’s Tap Room in Hensville

Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am: Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15 am - 10:45 am: Workshop Session I

  • Cultivating Local Food Culture
  • Local Hiring for Development
  • What's Happening in Our Nation's Capitol

11:00 am - 11:45 am: Ohio CDC Association Annual Business Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Opening Keynote Luncheon
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Neighborhood Tours

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

 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Evening Reception

Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00 am - 8:45 am: Conference Registration
8:30 am - 9:45 am: Member Awards Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:15 am: Workshop Session II

  • 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

11:30 am - 12:45 pm: Workshop Session III

  • Building Family Income and Wealth: Lessons from the Field
  • Environmental Challenges for Legacy Cities
  • Inclusivity in Community Development: Progress and Participation at all Levels

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm: Boxed Lunches & Conference Departure

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Manuel Pastor

Dr. Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He currently directs the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at USC and USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). Pastor holds an economics Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the inaugural holder of the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC.

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Dr. Pastor was the founding director of the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has received fellowships from the Danforth, Guggenheim, and Kellogg foundations, and grants from the Irvine Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the W.T. Grant Foundation, The California Endowment, the California Air Resources Board, and many others.

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 4.

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Registration Info

Early bird Rates until September 8:
Members: $180
Members - Additional Staff: $100

Non-Members: $230
Non-Members - Additional Staff: $180

Keynote Luncheon Only: $50
Students & Young Professionals: $100

Students and young professionals can also apply for a Student & Young Professional Registration Scholarship, sponsored by Chase Bank. Apply by August 25.

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