A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

2017 Annual Summer Conference – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

2017 Annual Summer Conference

Community Action: Breaking Through Barriers

July 19-21 in Dublin, OH

Conference web page

Panel Discussions and Updates

Advocating in the Current Political Environment
Jai Chabria-Mercury, Jim Mermis-The Junto Company, Larry Price- Larry Price & Associates, Zack Space-Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Know If Your News is Fact or Fantasy
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

Ohio Office of Community Assistance Update

NCAF Legislative Update
David Bradley, Co-Founder and CEO


This year's conference will feature four educational tracks - see conference web page for information on workshop presenters.


  • A New Route to Strategic Planning Outcomes - Incentive Plans Can Make the Difference
  • Fiscal Roundtable
  • American Health Care Act: Fact versus Myth
  • OACAA/OSU Exemplary Practices
  • Ohio CAA Alumni Special Event,
  • Ohio Adult Diploma Options

Hot Topics

  • Mental Health 101
  • Creating a Community Response to Human Trafficking
  • Ohio HIDTA's Heroin Response Strategy
  • How Alcoholism Affects Low-Income Populations in Ohio
  • It's about Power and Control: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence
  • One More Chance-A Service of Maryhaven


  • Age, Depression & Healing of the Human Brain
  • Elder Abuse: The Silent Epidemic
  • A Judicial Response to Compulsive Hoarding
  • Guardianship/Kinship Care
  • Senior Scams
  • Senior Citizen Services Roundtable


  • Demonstrating the Impact of Community-Level Work
  • Best Practices in Board Management
  • Conducting a Community Needs Assessment
  • Strategic Planning Nuts and Bolts: Some Assembly Required
  • ROMA 101-Princples and Terminology
  • ROMA Next Generation Roundtable


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