On December 8th the EPA will hold Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3), Encouraging Environmental Excellence for Communities (E3C), and Encouraging Environmental Excellence in Education (E4) programs. They EPA will recognize award winners from 2022 and discuss levels of recognition and how to apply through Ohio EPA’s Customer Support Center. E3, E3C, and E4 recognizes organizations, communities and schools for their achievements in environmental stewardship.
On January 5, 2023 the second Recycling & Litter Prevention grant cycle informational webinars will be held with applications due in February. A portion of this grant is targeted directly towards businesses.
2023 CCAO Winter Conference is open for registration. While we wish for all of our members to attend our Winter Meeting on December 9th at the CCAO/CORSA Offices, Winter Conference starts 12/7/2022 at the Hyatt. All members are encouraged to look into the materials and classes, especially if you are an elected official.
All positions on the CLCCA Board are open for election and the elections will be held at the CLCCA Winter meeting on 12/9/2022 at the CCAO/CORSA offices in Columbus. Meeting registration forms can be found in the Education and Training tab under Winter Meeting. While Michelle Crombie and Kathleen Hostutler are not running for re-election, Rob Slane (SW) is running again and Courtney Lower (appointed for the unexpired term for SE) is running for the open term as well. Katie Bayness has expressed interest in President and Ginger Yonuk has expressed interest in Vice President. We encourage all members to consider running. You must be a professional member and for District Directors, you can only run for the district you're in. Anyone can run for President or Vice President. If interested, let Cathy Jones know or you can do so on the day of the election. Cathy Jones can answer any questions you have.
The Ohio EPA has two new grant opportunities. The first is the Recycling & Litter Prevention grant cycle. A portion of this grant is targeted directly to local communities. The webinar is set for Tuesday, November 8th, with applications due in February, and we will be holding another webinar in January. The other webinar will be the recurring “Fight the Bite! Ohio EPA’s Mosquito Control Grant Application Overview” Webinar, this will be held on November 15th.
Employers, please note a new version of the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster has replaced and supersedes a version uploaded on 10/19. Please use the version marked “(Revised 10/20/2022)” going forward.
2023 PRIMA Conference has been scheduled for June 4-7, 2023 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach California.