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