The Collaborative Newsletter
May 2014
In This Issue
Young Professional Spotlight
NCDA Conference
AWARE Home Energy Savings

Happy Spring!

After a long winter, the Collaborative is happy to welcome spring with open arms. With warm weather finally here, our CDC partners are moving full steam ahead in building and strengthening neighborhoods throughout Columbus and Franklin County. 

In this issue of the Collaborative Newsletter, we are excited to introduce new faces and share upcoming great events.              
Thank you for connecting with us!



  Young Professionals in Community 
Development Spotlight


 In this edition of the Collaborative Newsletter, we are featuring up and coming young professionals who are making a difference in their neighborhoods.

Belkis Schoenhals 
Homes on the Hill CDC

Jeffery Mohrman 
Franklinton Development Association 
Upcoming Events

We've Got Next! - Speed Networking Event

 This June, the Collaborative is hosting a speed networking event. A change of pace from the traditional networking event, make new connections with peers in your community through short one-on-one focused conversations.  Bring your business cards and join us for this fun and engaging opportunity.

Contact to join the mailing list for more updates on this great upcoming event!   


2014 Annual Conference

This coming June 25-28, development professionals from across the country will come to Columbus to learn best practices in community and economic development.   Hosted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the 2014 National Community Development Association (NCDA) Annual Conference will take place in downtown Columbus at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 33 East Nationwide Boulevard. 


Sessions will include a HUD update on CDBG, HOME, and homeless assistance policy and programs, best practices in working with new immigrants, implementation of the new National Housing Trust, regional caucus meetings and more.


Included in the registration are terrific special events and programs, from an elegant opening reception on the west terrace at Franklin Park Conservatory, to lunch at a food truck rodeo and bus tour, and concluding on Friday night with hors d'oeuvres in a private art gallery in the Short North Arts District allowing guests to stroll the area on their own.


Last but by no means least, 2014 celebrates of the 40th year of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) program, a program crucial to the revitalization successes across our state and nation these past four decades.


Don't miss this truly great event in our own home town. 

For additional information about NCDA and the Annual Conference, go to


AWARE Home Energy Savings

Every Spring we turn the clocks forward an hour for Daylight Savings Time. Spring brings more light in the evenings and moderate temperatures during the day. Take advantage of natural light and pleasant temperature to do some spring cleaning and 
to improve the air quality in your home.

Contact Info
The Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus
110 N 17th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 228-6488
Fax: (614) 228-6439