Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What We Learned At This Week's Meeting

Today we heard from Chris Smith of Clermont 20/20 inc. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst to bring people together to improve the quality of life in Clermont County. They promote adult and youth leadership in our great county by operating on 5 pillars...Safety & Justice, Education, Government & Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Health & Human Services. Their work also includes a clean & green program, a shared vision task force for the county, job shadowing for students and developmental assistance for area non-profit boards.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What We Learned At This Week's Meeting

Today we heard from Jonathan Wocher of McBride, Dale & Clarion. He is a zoning consultant who helps businesses in navigate the zoning process and also helps our township with future planning. His talk basically helped us understand how the land use plans which have been developed over the years come into play when new development it proposed. These land use plans are not set in stone but do provide an excellent guideline for our township when they have the opportunity to approve new developments. He also briefly shared information with us about township efforts to "go green" including such things as wind turbines, solar panels, rain gardens, water retention and green roofs.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What We Learned At This Week's Meeting

Sarah Tuttle shared with us about the MDA which started in 1950. They grossed $50k at the Cheeseburger in Paradise Lockup this year! They server our community on both local and national levels working on diseases which other drug companies won't touch because sadly, there's not enough revenue. These diseases include Pompe (as seen in the movie "Extraordinary Measures") and ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's). MDA also provides loaner items to folks who can't afford to by power chairs, breathing units, etc. The MDA raises funds through annual lockups, the Shamrock Campaign (Lowe's), a program with Bigg's, The "Fill the boot" Campaign(Local Fire Departments) and of course the famous Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. They are always looking for folks to assist their efforts. Contact them at cincinnatiohdistrict@mdausa.org