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OMEGA - Local Governments Working For Development
OMEGA is a collaborative body of member governments that serves as a facilitator between state and federal government agencies and local entities to provide opportunities in economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research, and allocation of resources.
We serve ten counties in Ohio: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, & Tuscarawas.
JEFFERSON COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS:Housing Specialist Consulting and Related Services
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November 1 TAC Meeting Featured Speaker Announced
OMEGA is pleased to announce that Michelle May, Program Manager of ODOT’s $102 Million Highway Safety Program will be the featured speaker at our TAC Meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:30 am. Ms. May, the First Lady of Safety, has over 26 years of experience and will provide an overview of ODOT’s Highway Safety Program. This program provides technical expertise and funding to state and local governments to improve high-crash and severe-crash locations statewide. As Program Manager, she has led a multi-agency effort to drive down fatalities and serious crashes in Ohio by diversifying safety programs and working with local governments. Since 2004, Ohio fatalities have dropped 22%, serious injuries have dropped 20% and all crashes have dropped 31% statewide.
As a reminder, this meeting will be held at the Crossroads Branch of the Guernsey County Library, 63500 Byesville Road, Cambridge, OH 43725.
We look forward to seeing you on November 12th and to learning more about ODOT’s Highway Safety Program and the benefits of this program to our communities and region.
Citizens Advisory Board of OMEGA Meeting Scheduled
The Citizens Advisory Board of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) will be meeting on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Kent State University – Tuscarawas located at 330 University Drive NE in New Philadelphia, OH. The meeting will be held in Room ST113 of the Science and Advanced Technology Center.
OMEGA is participating in a Regional Transportation Planning Organization Pilot Program. The primary objectives of this program are: development of a transportation plan, interagency consultation, stakeholder outreach, and development of regional transportation planning expertise. By improving our transportation systems, we will develop a more sustainable economy and improve the quality of life of our residents. Included among the potential benefits of this program are: expanding regional transportation planning coverage area, strengthening existing partnerships, establishing framework for future data collection and project selection efforts, linking transportation planning with existing economic/community development programs, and robust statewide databases.
The Regional Transportation Plan includes Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas Counties.
The purpose of this meeting will be to review the work that has been completed to date and to solicit the public’s input on potential transportation projects for the period between 2016 and 2020. The public is welcome to attend this meeting.
Existing Conditions Section Available for Review!
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2013 Annual Report
2013 Impact Report
$5.1 Million in grants available for Clean Ohio Fund Green
Space Conservation Program.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Updated District 14 Methodology Now Available.
Please Note: The
Methodology includes several sections that are required to
completed and submitted as part of each application.
Clean Ohio Green Space Conservation Program Training
• Training for potential grant applicants
• Thursday, September 11, 2014 10 am – Noon
• Tuscarawas County Library, 121 Fair Ave., New Philadelphia
• Please register with Misty Tolzda at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 740-439-4471 x211
2013 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update Available
The 2013 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update was prepared by the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) in conjunction with the OMEGA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee and many state and local economic development partners. Click here to view/download/print this report (PDF File)
Latest Grant Opportunities
OMEGA Audit Report for June 30, 2013 available