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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) will be hosting four regional conferences this spring!
Featured speaker will be Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb!
Join the OCRA staff, partners and community leaders to learn more about OCRA's initiatives as well as connect with others who are working to shape and achieve local visions for community and economic development.
Register below for one of the following conferences in a region near you. Each event will run from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Local Daylight Time.
March 16th - The LaPorte Civic Auditorium - 1001 Ridge Street, LaPorte 46350
April 1st - Eagle Glen Event Center - 125 S. Eagle Glen Trl., Columbia City 46725
Agenda - Columbia City
Keynote Speaker:Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb
Insights into the OCRA Grant Application Process
Gain insightful information on how community applications are reviewed and what components make successful submissions.
New Historic Renovation Grant Program
Learn about this new OCRA program and the opportunity to enhance historic buildings within Indiana’s cities and towns.
Hear from experts about the challenges communities are facing.
Share your thoughts and opinions with OCRA. How might OCRA be an even better partner and resource to your community?
Mayors, Council members, Town Managers, Clerk-Treasurers, Members of: Economic Development Organizations, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Indiana Main Street Organizations, Public and Private Schools, Community Foundations, Financial Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Historic Preservation Organizations, those interested in applying for any OCRA grant, and any person interested in furthering community and economic development in their area.
* These conferences may be used towards the attendance requirement for applying for a Downtown Enhancement Grant.