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Posted on: May 31, 2019

The June 2019 OCMA Newsletter is Now Available!

Stay current with member updates, community developments and dedications. Discover insights and best practices on revitalization efforts in first suburbs. Read about the opioid epidemic, blight mitigation and how many local governments is too many.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

On First Suburbs Revitalization

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Academic research began to analyze policy challenges unique to America’s first suburbs, communities generally developed between the end of World War II and 1960. It demonstrated that many first suburbs were beginning to face central city-like challenges.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

OCMA Member Updates

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Welcome new OCMA members and stay up to date on your colleague's new appointments and retirements.

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Fighting Fentanyl

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Fayette County has the seventh-highest number of fentanyl overdose deaths per capita in the nation. Though the Trump administration has made the opioid epidemic a priority, people in communities across the country continue to die in record numbers.

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Blight Mitigation

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The foreclosure crisis caused terms like “underwater borrower”, and “zombie properties” to become part of common nomenclature. Strategies were utilized to mitigate the negative after effects that became new reality. Concerns regarding blight remain.

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Look No Further than Centerville for Some Uptown Funk!

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Uptown, is a vibrant area at the heart of Centerville,is a welcoming, walkable home to the City’s history and a friendly gathering place where local businesses thrive. Read about the development of this center, Clean Sweep Week and recycling efforts.

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Dog Park Set to Open in City of Fairfield

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Under construction in the City of Fairfield is a long-awaited dog park that is on target to be completed this summer. Residents have consistently asked the City for a dog park; see what the new park will feature.

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Fairfield County Records Center Dedication

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The Fairfield County Commissioners recently dedicated the new County Records Center at 138 W. Chestnut Street in Lancaster. County Commissioners will hold regular meetings at the Records Center. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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How Many Local Governments is Too Many?

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See which states, metro areas and counties have the most local governments as reported in the article "How May Local Governments is Too Many" published in Governing, The States and Localities magazine.

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