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Community Development Initiatives

The Community Development program in Medina County offers many programs and services such as:

Team Building and Organizational Development

  • Conflict Management and Dealing with Difficult People 
  • The Five Habits of Highly Functioning Teams
  • Strengths Finder for Teams, as well as individual coaching and specific training for managers
  • DISC for Teams

Assistance in Preparing Grant Proposals 

  • Introduction to Grant Writing 
  • You Write the Grant Workshop
  • One on One Grant Coaching

Government Academy

  • Training for Elected Officials and Board Members
  • Public Education on Local Government and Civic Participation
  • CLEs for Attorneys

Strategic Planning and Evaluation of Economic Impact

  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plans 
  • Retail Market Analysis
  • Impact Mapping
  • Business Retention and Expansion 

Community Development Needs Assessment Report 2021

BEAD (Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program

The Federal Communications Commission recently released new broadband maps that will be used to determine the amount of funding Ohio will receive to expand broadband access throughout the state via BEAD (the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program).

 To search your address, visit: 

To improve the maps and ensure Ohio receives as much support as possible, we need your help!

 Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program information

By Jan. 13, 2023, we need as many Ohioans as possible to check the federal maps, and if there is an inconsistency about their local internet availability, submit supporting information online.