Roachdale to host third OCRA exchange Wednesday, Sept. 28

Sunday, September 25, 2016

ROACHDALE -- On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), in partnership with the Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance (RRCA), will host the third in a series of community exchanges aimed at bringing together Indiana Main Street organizations, community leaders, downtown groups and economic development professionals.

The networking session will begin at 9 a.m. at the North Meeting House, 5 E. Railroad St., Roachdale. The $25 registration fee includes lunch and all materials.

Purpose of the community exchanges are to allow Indiana Main Street communities and other local professionals to network and learn from one another, giving communities an opportunity to discuss issues they face, ways others have resolved some of those issues and innovative steps communities are taking to address the needs of their organizations, community and downtowns.

Attendees can expect to hear from several guest speakers, participate in a walking tour of Roachdale and network with those in attendance.

The agenda is full of guest speakers as well as representatives from OCRA. Topics to be covered include:

-- Getting your building or historic district on the National Register.

-- Historic window replacement and repair tips.

-- Learning more about the Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance.

-- How to best plan and promote community events (a panel discussion).

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to share practices their community utilizes as well as give OCRA feedback on what additional trainings or help with their Main Street program they would like to have available to them.

Attendees need not be Indiana Main Street organization participants or staff members to attend.

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development.

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