Wastewater Improvement Groundbreaking

OCEDP attended the wastewater improvement groundbreaking in Paoli in early May. 

We heard from several wonderful speakers that assisted in the process of rehabilitating the Wastewater plant, including our very own Vice President Ken Schnaus representing Springs Valley Bank & Trust Company.

This is very exciting for Paoli as infrastructure improvements are vital in the growth of our communities.

Beyond The Bottom Line 2022 Conference

OCEDP participated in the Beyond The Bottom Line 2022 Conference that was hosted in April. 

This was a data-driven conference focusing on adverse childhood experiences and resilience strategies.

We heard from several outstanding guest speakers including our very own Executive Director, Kristal Painter. Kristal discussed the important role that housing plays in the lives of everyone in our community especially children. She updated attendees on the housing projects in Orange County including the Workforce Housing Development and efforts being made by the Paoli Housing Taskforce. 

Orange County Housing Updates

Possibilities In Paoli:

The public is invited to a Home Showcase and Remodeling Expo on Saturday, June 4. The event will be held at the site of a new model home built by the Lost River Career Cooperative students under the guidance of construction trades department instructor Jon Shellenberger.

The event will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 729 East Water Street in Paoli. Parking will be available at College Hill Apartments with shuttle service to the Model Home event.

Orange County Workforce Housing Development

Houses 1-4 have officially been sold, with owners taking possession and moving in!

Houses 5 & 6 are currently under construction with an estimated completion date of July-August.

Dickason Corporation Board Housing:

Through the use of TIF funds, in-fill homes are being built on existing lots to increase property values and add additional housing options for current and future residents of French Lick.

These Homes will be

1,670 sq. ft. 

3 bedroom

2.25 bathrooms

2 car detached garage

Appliances included- refrigerator, dishwasher, range, microwave.

OU EDI Graduate

Our very own Kristal Painter, Executive Director of OCEDP, completed courses at Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.

We want to give a big congratulations to Kristal for the achievement! Our dedicated staff commits time pursuing professional development opportunities in order to support and serve Orange County to the fullest.