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July-August 2015 Newsletter – Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Community Action Solutions - OKACAA Newsletter – July-August 2015

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OKACAA Annual Conference

OKACAA's Annual Conference will be held in Oklahoma City on Sept. 9-11. There are sessions planned for Head Start, Housing, Weatherization, Community Liaison/Public Relations and Upper Management staff.

Conference at a GlanceSession Details

Community Development Support Association Showcases 'Poverty A-Z' Display

A powerful exhibit featuring 26 original art pieces intended to increase awareness of poverty in northwest Oklahoma and its impact on families is displayed at the Non-Profit Center in Enid - full story.

Great Plains Improvement Foundation Promotes Youth Fitness During Lawton 'Open Streets' Event

Great Plains Improvement Foundation joined more than 40 other businesses and organizations to participate in "Open Streets" activities in downtown Lawton that was sponsored by Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition - full story.

Congressman Tom Cole Visits Delta Community Action Lindsay Office

Oklahoma 4th District Congressman Tom Cole met with Delta Community Action Foundation Executive Director Karen Nichols and program managers during a visit to the agency's Lindsay office. Cole addressed several current hot-topic issues during his visit - full story.

Heavy Spring Rains Impact Oklahoma Community Action Agencies Services

Oklahoma Community Action Agencies responded to citizen needs in the wake of record-breaking rainfall that flooded parts of the state. The flooding impacted transit services, forced curtailing some activities and created challenges for employees driving to work - full story.

OKACAA Member News Briefs

Two employees of Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group are among the Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) class of 2015…Five Oklahomans are being recertified from KI BOIS Community Action Foundation…and Washita Valley Community Action Council…CCAP designation recognizes members of an elite group of accomplished and motivated leaders who are helping low income people change their lives.

Washita Valley Community Action Council Deputy Director/Head Start Director Peggy Sayers retired after 29 years of service with the agency…

United Community Action Program was featured in an Office of Head Start article Celebrating 50 Years of Families as Powerful Partners in one of its communications…

Leadership Development and Succession Planning

Leadership development and succession planning go hand-in-hand with ensuring organizational continuity and pertains to CSBG Organizational Standard 4.5. This webinar is accessible through VirtualCAP. It is titled: Developing Your Leadership Bench from Within - information.

Upcoming Events

Community Action Association of Region VI
Annual Conference
October 21-23 in Tulsa, OK

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