September 16, 2022
UPDATE AT A GLANCE
DISCOUNTED PRICES ENDING FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE ENDING
Important note: Those who wish to take advantage of early bird pricing for OML's Annual Conference should register by the end of the day on Monday, Sept. 19. Additionally, hotel rooms at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel must be booked by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 to take advantage of discounted pricing. The conference will take place Oct. 12-14. More Info
The response in registrations has been positive, and we thank all of those who have registered so far.
OML TO HOST WEBINAR ON DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION
OML provided a member alert this week to highlight its upcoming webinar on downtown revitalization and redevelopment at 11 a.m. on Sept. 29. Find out what strategies and tools you can use for the benefit of your community's downtown area. Register
CITY OF AKRON FEATURED ON NLC BLOG
The City of Akron is featured in a National League of Cities blog post authored by Mayor Dan Horrigan and titled, "Can Job Training Reduce a City’s Infant Mortality Rate and Increase Economic Mobility?" The blog is focused on how Full Term First Birthday is working to advance economic mobility in Akron and Summit County. It can be viewed on the NLC website here.
$1.67 MILLION AWARDED FOR FIRST RESPONDER WELLNESS
Governor DeWine announced the first round of funding to be awarded to local first-responder agencies as part of the new Ohio First Responder Recruitment, Retention, and Resilience Program. $1.67 million will go to a total of 26 agencies, including 17 municipal departments. More Info
ONEOHIO RECOVERY FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW RESOURCES, HOLDS MEETING
The OneOhio Recovery Foundation – charged with distributing and investing opioid settlement funds to support drug treatment, recovery and prevention efforts throughout the state – announced the launch of a new website and social media tools to support the responsible, transparent distribution of information about the management of Ohio’s opioid settlement funds. See more below.
INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING OPEN HOUSE TAKING PLACE AT OHIO EPA DISTRICT OFFICES
The Ohio EPA invites you to an Infrastructure Funding Open House. Five open house events are planned, where you can learn about how to apply for funding and how much money is available, State Revolving Funds, the Federal Infrastructure Bill, and the H2Ohio initiative for water and wastewater. More Info
DRINKING WATER ASSISTANCE FUND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PLAN ANNOUNCED
The Ohio EPA's Drinking Water Assistance Fund (DWAF) provides financial and technical assistance for a variety of projects that help improve or protect the quality of Ohio's drinking water. The final 2023 DWAF program management plan includes more than $1.5 billion in funding requests for a record number of infrastructure projects around the state. More Info