- About Community Development
- OSU Extension Community Development educators and specialists enhance communities by working with: 1)Business communities; 2)Current and emerging community leaders; and 3)Elected and appointed officials. We provide perspectives to residents and leaders regarding local development issues; increase the knowledge base for individual and community decisions; develop clientele skills necessary to help achieve their individual and community goals; and help create an inclusive decision-making environment.
- Community Development Assistance in Ashtabula County
- Extension Educators are now specialized in one area to provide the most current research based information to our clientele. Due to budget constraints, Ashtabula County does not have a Community Development on-site. However, our county does offer targeted programming in this area through the use of OSU CD Extension Educators from the Western Reserve E.E.R.A. Sharon Strouse serves as the lead Educator for our E.E.R.A.