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2020 Winter Legislative Conference – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

2020 Winter Legislative Conference

January 29-31 in Columbus, Ohio

Conference web page


This year's conference will offer four specialized tracks – see workshops schedule.   The tracks include:

  • Energy
  • Fiscal/Human Resources
  • Hot Topics
  • Youth
Wednesday, January 29
  • Legislative visits (pre-arranged by agencies)
  • Movie Viewing: Poor Kids
  • Workshops
    • How to Make Photo Stickers w/Lorie McClain
    • Style Play w/Jeannette Jarrett
    • Branding in Community Action: Why do we need it and how to get started, w/Kathryn Clausen
  • Lunch with featured speakers David Bradley, NCAF and Allison Ma’luf, CAPLAW
  • Workshops
    • Hot Topics: Lobbying and Political Activity: Playing by the Rules w/Allison Ma’luf, CAPLAW
    • Fiscal/HR: User Group Roundtables: MIP and GMS
    • Energy: Training Staff and the Big Picture w/Teri Combs, COAD
    • Youth: Flexible Minds Teaching Children to Think w/Ann Anzalone
  • District Meetings
  • Legislative Reception

Thursday, January 30


  • Breakfast with featured speaker Kimberly Hall, ODJFS
  • Workshops
    • Hot Topics: How to Offer Certificate Programs for Three Job Roles in Demand to Impact the Community w/Antoinette Consulting
    • Fiscal/HR: MIP Roundtable and GMS Roundtable (Separate Workshops)
    • Energy: Ohio Weatherization Assistance Programs: Updates and Listening Session w/Dave Rinebolt
    • Youth Creating a Safe Environment: Preventing Bullying and Harassment, Part One w/Scott Warwick
    • Hot Topics Preparing for Census 2020 w/Jim Masters
    • Fiscal/HR: Human Resources Panel
    • Energy: Ohio Energy Assistance Programs: Updates and Listening Sessions w/ODSA
    • Youth Creating a Safe Environment: Preventing Bullying and Harassment, Part Two w/Scott Warwick


  • Lunch, Exemplary Program Awards with featured speaker Jamil Jivani
  • Workshops
    • Hot Topics: Cyber Security at Your CAA
    • Fiscal/HR: A Practical Discussion of the New Lease Accounting Standards
    • Energy: Ohio Energy Assistance Programs: Lessons Learned and Best Practices w/ODSA
    • Youth Instilling Healthy Technology Habits in Today’s Youth w/Microsoft

Friday, January 29

  • Membership Meeting
  • Office of Community Assistance Update with Listening Sessions


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