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Posted on: December 14, 2018

2019 OCMA Winter Conference "Save the Date"

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The 2019 OCMA Winter Conference is March 6-8, 2019 at the Renaissance Columbus Hotel. Gather with executive leaders and local government professionals from around Ohio and the Midwest for fantastic professional development and networking opportunities.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

The December 2018 OCMA Newsletter is Now Available!

Hooray for Hilliard! Montgomery County benefits its community; Centerville focuses on leadership. Read about members, moving projects along, the drug epidemic and employment, an award-winner and confidentiality of professional development exercises.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

OCMA Member Updates

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WOW! Welcome members who joined OCMA since October 2018. Read about new appointments and wish your local government colleagues well in their retirements!

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Hilliard Moving Toward City Manager Form of Governance in 2020

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Voters in Hilliard approved a switch to a city manager form of governance by an 18-percentage point margin on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, setting into motion a 14-month transition.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Family Treatment Court Reunites Families Torn Apart by Addiction

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As we confront the opioid crisis, reuniting families and keeping them together is one of Montgomery County’s biggest challenges. An innovative collaboration is offering hope.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Opioid Crisis: Drug Addiction and a Tight Labor Market and ADA Implications

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Despite a decreasing unemployment rate, labor market participation remains low. Drug abuse coupled with the current economy has made the tight labor market even tighter and many employers are reevaluating their hiring and drug procedures.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Centerville Staff Participates in Leadership Workshop

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City of Centerville staff were exposed to the high performance model as developed at the University of Virginia Commonwealth Center for High Performance. Read about the various facets of this model and its focus on local government improvement.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Proven Means To Move Projects Along - Energy Systems Group

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We all suffer from delays and obstructions along the path of developing a project. Often delays increase costs and add frustration to an already difficult situation. What tools are in the public administrator’s arsenal to deal with these challenges?

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Montgomery County Food Summit

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“From Farm to Fork, Growing a Stronger Food System.” Read how the 2018 Montgomery County Food Summit educated attendees about food and hunger issues, and brought together organizations committed to addressing food related challenges in the community.

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Recreation Department Wins First Place Award for Senior Programming - Washington Township

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The Washington Township Recreation Department received a first place Award of Excellence in Management Innovation from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association for establishing diversified and sustainable senior programming,

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

The Confidentiality of Professional Development Exercises for Public Employees

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Recently, the Hamilton County Court of Appeals recognized the importance of allowing public employees to engage in informal professional development exercises, while maintaining their confidentiality.

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