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Office of Community and Economic Development


Notes From Ish - April 2018

Ismael HerreraFor many of us, taking the time to pause and share the breadth, value and impact of our work with people outside of our organization often eludes us. We get so entrenched in our daily grind that we don't take the time to tell our story or highlight the hard-working individuals who help create the narrative of our organization. One of our goals here at OCED is to be more intentional in sharing who we are with you.

OCED Connect will be our way of staying connected with you over the course of the year. Every month we'll feature initiatives in our office and introduce you to the talented individuals orchestrating the work. We'll keep you up-to-date on noteworthy events taking place in the San Joaquin Valley and share opportunities and resources available within the region.

As you receive these monthly editions of OCED Connect, my hope is that you'll gain a solid understanding of our work, our ongoing desire to collaborate, and our commitment to making our region better. I invite you to connect with our team when you see something that relates to you. We'd love to hear about your efforts, your ideas, and we are always open to new partnerships!

I invite you to connect with us. Until next month...


Ismael D. Herrera, Jr.
Interim Executive Director