Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Columbus Marriott Northwest 
5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 791-1000

Conference Rates (links): Single/Double $159/night
Before June 12th or until sold out.


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Jeannette Jarrett 
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies 

2017 OACAA Annual Summer Conference 

Early Bird registration rate ends June 12, 2017


Join over 200 Community Action professionals, the Office of Community Assistance, vendors, and more during the 2017 Annual Summer Conference in Dublin, Ohio! Workshop tracks include: Leadership, Hot Topics, Seniors, and CSBG. See the tentaitve agenda below. 

Access to the mobile app will be sent to all registrants via email when available prior to the conference. The final agenda will be published in the app and will be available upon registration. See the tentative agenda below and check back for updates. 

Please note: All registrants must select the track they wish to attend. The Leadership and Hot Topics tracks will be held at the Columbus Marriott Northwest. The Seniors and CSBG tracks will be held offsite. Transportation will be provided between the sites.

(Subject to change - SEE MOBILE APP FOR UPDATES)

Wednesday, July 19th

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast
  • 7:30 am - 5:00 pm: Registration Opens
8:00 am - 8:30 am: Offsite Transportation to Seniors and CSBG Track
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Leadership Track: A New Route to Strategic Planning Outcomes - Incentive Plans Can Make the Difference w/ Cheryl Grice
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Hot Topics Track: Mental Health 101  w/ Peg Morrison, NAMI Ohio 
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: Seniors Track (offsite): Age, Depression & Healing of the Human Brain w/ Scott Warrick
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am: CSBG Track (offsite): Demonstrating the Impact of Community-Level Work w/ Bruce E. Decker, Collective Impact
  • 10:10 am - 11:40 am: Leadership TrackFiscal Roundtable Facilitated by Greg Bollenbacher
  • 10:10 am - 11:40 am: Hot Topics Track: Creating a Community Response to Human Trafficking w/ Facilitator Elizabeth Ranade Janis State Anti-HumanTrafficking Coordinator Ohio Department of Public Safety, Hannah Estabrook, MA, LPCC-SCATCH Court Coordinator Franklin County Municipal Court , Vanessa Perkins local advocacy and mentoring organization for other CATCH participants, Michelle Hannan, MSW, LISW-S Director of Professional and Community Services of The Salvation Army
  • 10:10 am - 11:40 am: Seniors Track (offsite): Elder Abuse: The Silent Epidemic w/ Barb Barrett APS Case Manager
  • 10:10 am - 11:40 am: CSBG Track (offsite):  Best Practices in Board Management w/ Tamra Hall, Finance Fund
11:40 am - 12:00 pm: Offsite Transportation from Seniors and CSBG Track
  • 12:10 pm - 1:30 pm: LunchPanel Discussion: Advocating in the Current Political Environment w/ Jai Chabria-Mercury, Jim Mermis-The Junto Company, Larry Price- Larry Price & Associates, Zack Space-Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • 1:40 pm - 3:40 pm: Office of Community Assistance Plenary, OCA
  • 3:40 pm - 3:55 pm: Break
  • 3:55 pm - 5:00 pm: District Meetings
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30pm: Networking Reception (Dublin Ballroom - Marriott)

Thursday, July 20th

  • 7:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast, Featured Speaker, TBA
8:30 am - 9:00 am: Offsite Transportation to Seniors and CSBG Track
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Leadership Track: American Health Care Act: Fact versus Myth  w/ Jeff Cashman, Wichert Insurance
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Hot Topics Track: Ohio HIDTA's Heroin Response Strategy, w/Orman Hall, HIDTA Deputy Director Eric Brown, Drug Intelligence officer Shawn Bain. Jim Mermis-The Junto Company
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Seniors Track (offsite): A Judicial Response to Compulsive Hoarding w/ Joshua Harman, Chief Environmental Specialist-Environmental Division Franklin County Municipal Court
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am: CSBG Track (offsite): Conducting a Community Needs Assessment w/ Jarle Crocker, NCAP
  • 10:40 am - 12:10 pm: Leadership Track: OACAA/OSU Exemplary Practices w/ Maria Mone, John Glenn School Of Public Affairs
  • 10:40 am - 12:10 pm: Hot Topics Track: How Alcoholism Affects Low-Income Populations in Ohio
     w/Alexis Chapman, Co-Owner Rabbit Hill Inc
  • 10:40 am - 12:10 pm: Seniors Track (offsite): Guardianship/Kinship Care w/ Kevin Craine, Kincaid Randall & Craine
  • 10:40 am - 12:10 pm: CSBG Track (offsite): Strategic Planning Nuts and Bolts: Some Assembly Required w/Jarle Crocker, NCAP        

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm: Offsite Transportation from Seniors and CSBG Track

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch, Panel Discussion: Know If Your News is Fact or Fantasy w/ Cathy Candisky-Public Affairs report for The Dispatch, Mike Curtin-Former State Representative- Retired fromThe Dispatch- Author, Karen Kasler-Statehouse Bureau Chief for Ohio Public Television and Radio

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm: Offsite Transportation to Seniors and CSBG Track

  • 2:20 pm - 3:50 pm: Leadership Track: Ohio CAA Alumni Special Event, w/ Facilitator Gwen Robinson
  • 2:20 am - 3:50 pm: Hot Topics Track: It's about Power and Control: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence w/ Denise Kontras-Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • 2:20 am - 3:50 pm: Seniors Track (offsite): Senior Scams w/ Ohio Attorney General Office 
  • 2:20 am - 3:50 pm: CSBG Track (offsite): ROMA 101-Princples and Terminology w/ Josh Summer
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Leadership Track: Ohio Adult Diploma Options w/ Donna Albanese State Director of Adult Basic Education -Ohio Department of Higher Education, and Kevin Williams Assistant Director Office of Career-Technical Education
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Hot Topics Track:  One More Chance-A Service of Maryhaven  w/ Bruce Jones - Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Melinda Swan -The Collective Genius
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Seniors Track (offsite): Senior Citizen Services Roundtable w/ Facilitator Judith Barris
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: CSBG Track (offsite): ROMA Next Generation Roundtable w/ Josh Summer

5:00 pm - 5:20 pm: Offsite Transportation from Seniors and CSBG Track

  • 5:00 pm: Sessions End, Explore Dublin
Friday, July 21st
  • 9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am - 11:00am: Membership Meeting
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm: Featured Speaker - David Bradley, NCAF

Don't forget to reserve your room!

Hotel conference rate expires June 12, 2017 or when sold out.