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 September 2012
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Meet Randall Hunt, Newly Appointed Deputy Chief of the Office of Community Assistance 


Randy Hunt OCA Deputy ChiefOn September 10, Randall Hunt joined the Office of Community Assistance within the Ohio Development Services Agency (formerly the Ohio Department of Development) as the new deputy chief. Mr. Hunt is replacing Nick Sunday - a 30-plus year veteran of the department who retired on April 30. In this position, Mr. Hunt will manage the Office of Community Assistance (OCA) which administers large federal block grant programs, including the Home Energy Assistance Program, the Home Weatherization Assistance Program and the Community Services Block Grant.

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OACAA Logo State Only The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) is in the process of updating our look! We have created a new logo that exemplifies how Ohio's Community Action Agencies strengthen Ohio's communities. You will begin to see this new logo utilized on information from OACAA. Please feel free to incorporate it in your messaging and on your website to demonstrate that you are a member of OACAA and play an important role in strengthening Ohio's communities. If you would like to receive a jpeg file of the new logo, contact Colleen Stoker at (614) 224-8500 or colleen@oacaa.org.

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Agency Happenings

MYCAP Organizes Community-Wide Collaborative 


MYCAP Collaborative LunchOn August 30 the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) hosted its first annual collaborative luncheon in an effort to create comprehensive wrap-around services and a support delivery system for the community. The pilot collaborative project will coordinate programs and services offered by MYCAP and other organizations to shared clients.  

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OCATO Spotlight
Are You Ready for the Busy HEAP Season?
To sign up for training, contact Josh @ 614-224-8500 or josh@oacaa.org
OCATO Offers Free Customer Service Training


It's almost time for the Winter Crisis Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to begin, and with it, increased numbers of inpatient clients desperate to keep their heat on through the cold winter. Is your staff prepared for the influx of customers? The Ohio Community Action Training Organization (OCATO) can provide free on-site customer service training to members of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA).



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