Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Office of Community and Economic Development


OCED masthead

August 2018

Notes from Ish

Ismael HerreraThis month marks the beginning of the school year for most communities in our region. Our team was not the exception as it hit the road this past month to deliver educational workshops and training courses in several San Joaquin Valley communities... Read more








First Column Second Column

OCED Meets with USDA Rural Development Leadership 

USDA Roundtable Participants

OCED's Interim Executive Director, Ismael D. Herrera, Jr., and San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center Director... Read More

Bolt to College Rideshare Program Kicks Off for Fall


Bolt to College, a subscription-based ride sharing service for Kerman-area students attending Fresno City College kicked off this month... Read More

Legal Workshop Explores New Employee Classifications


OCED's Small Business University Program – an initiative of the San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center – hosted a free... Read More

OCED Hosts Small Business Workshop in McFarland

McFarland Workshop index pic

OCED's San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center, traveled to McFarland, CA, to participate in a Small Business Resources... Read More

Fresno State Parent University Courses Delve into Financial Literacy

WAF 6.0 Digital Literacy Class index pic

OCED's Parent University program kicked off a new series of courses last month in Madera, CA. The courses are in conjunction with the... Read More

Staff Spotlight: Meet Elisa Villanueva

elisa index

Elisa Villanueva is a recent Fresno State graduate and joined the OCED team in August 2016 as a student assistant. She is currently... Read More



Upcoming Events


Rural Energy for America Program Resource Workshop for Small Farmers
Date: Aug. 30, 2018
Location: Fresno, CA
Contact: Felipe Perez

3rd Quarter Partnership Board Meeting
Date: Sept. 21, 2018
Location: Fresno, CA
Read More

7th Annual San Joaquin Valley Affordable Housing Summit: "The Future Valley"
Date: Oct. 2, 2018
Location: Stockton, CA
Read More