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It is time to nominate outstanding members and communities for the 2020 OCMA Annual Awards. Kindly take a moment to recognize your fellow local government colleagues who are going above and beyond to promote excellence in local government.
Follow redevelopment in Springboro, OCMA member announcements and Montgomery County's grant award. Read about freedom of speech limits on public employees, implicit bias and employee selection and juggling acts with foreclosures and improving economies.
The 2020 OCMA Winter Conference is March 4-6, 2020 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.
Despite the recovery of the economy and decline in foreclosures in recent years, foreclosures still haunt homeowners and city officials.
Freedom of speech is integral to our society and our system of government. Social media has increasingly become the method of choice for citizens to exercise their speech rights. For public employees however, conflicts prevail.
Four years ago, the City of Springboro embarked on a major redevelopment project at the central crossroads of the community. It has been exciting to see the project grow from its infancy to what it is today.
A lot can be learned when one meets and learns from professionals committed to excellence. We can’t eliminate bias, but we owe it to ourselves and our communities to reduce the influence implicit bias has on our professional judgment.
The Office of Reentry announced that it has been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of the Dayton Foundation, to expand outreach services inside all 28 Ohio prisons and correctional facilities.
A basic premise of the Midwest Leadership Institute is that successful outcomes in local government require a deep understanding of interpersonal leadership. This is a dynamic experience that has benefited over 250 professionals since its inception.