Big Business Concessions for Community Water Conservation

Since the October water conservation ordinance update from Osceola Water Works Board of Trustees, the efforts surrounding reducing water use have shown how a community can really come together in emergency situations. That also means Osceola’s largest water users, commercial and industrial customers.
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CCDC Grants Provide Support for School Safety and Community Conservation

The CCDC approved a pair of grants recently to help Clarke Community Schools cover costs related to new emergency response backpacks for school administrators and teachers as well as cover costs associated with the district’s water conservation efforts.
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CCDC Approves $75K Grant for Municipal Water Transport, Maintaining “Water Neutrality”

At the March 13th board meeting of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), the grant committee reviewed and approved a discretionary grant request for up to $75,000 to help The City of Osceola cover the fees associated to keeping the City’s municipal recreational resources “Water Neutral.”
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Osceola Chamber Main Street Kicks off Long-Awaited Façade Renovations

As many may have noticed, there’s been some renovation activity on Osceola’s Historic Square. This is through the Facade Project administered by Osceola Chamber Main Street.  After many months of planning and applying for grants and support, OCMS and local businesses have finally kicked off the renovation projects for the beautification of the square.
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CCDC Opens Search for New Executive Director

The CCDC board has been in full swing to find a replacement for Bill Trickey, who’d been at the Development Corporation for 18-years. The open Executive Director position job description and application have officially been posted.
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Bill Trickey Closes Out Long Career with CCDC

After more than 18-years with the Clarke County Development Corporation, Bill Trickey is bidding farewell. His tenure saw an impressive collection of development successes including additions and improvements to local trail systems, new workforce housing, stronger connections with schools, students, and manufacturers as well as building and planning for the future of the region.
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Community Businesses and Leadership Gather for a Galloping Good Time

At the OCMS / CCDC Annual Dinner Friday night, there was plenty of celebration adding up to a “Galloping Good Time!” 😉
With area businesses, community members and local leadership coming together to celebrate the past year’s achievements and offer awards and recognition to those who made a significant impact to the community, the evening was full of warmth and joy (even with negative temperatures outside).
Click through to check out the latest feature to see a slew of photos, some video and more on the 2024 OCMS/CCDC Annual Dinner!

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Fletcher Honored With 75th Annual Community Service Award

Friday night was an evening of celebration at the OCMS and CCDC Annual Dinner. One celebration that stood out was the 75th Annual Community Service Award that went to Mr. Duayne Fletcher from Osceola, Iowa. With heart-felt nominations from the community and his family, a humble Mr. Fletcher received Friday Night’s award.
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Development Corporation Tops 2023 Goals – Looks Forward to 2024

In 2023, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) saw many long-term projects come to fruition. Additional workforce housing and amenities were topped the list.
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With a Chance for a $5000 Donation, Nonprofits Should Plan Now for November Event

The 2023 Clarke County Development Corporation’s Community Nonprofit Forum is upon us. With a chance to receive a donation of $5000, nonprofits should start planning for the November 13th event today!
Click through to the latest feature to see more details surrounding the annual event and how you can help the community…

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