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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with Indiana communities to build relevant and economically thriving places where people want to live, work and grow.

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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. 

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OCRA offers exciting, challenging and rewarding careers for professionals looking to serve rural Indiana communities. Would you like to join our team? If so, apply for our Southwest Community Liaison position today!  

The OCRA Community Liaison (CL) grows and maintains working relationships with local and regional leadership. Serving as a front door to state government, the CL acts as a conduit between communities and state agencies. They seek, document, highlight, and disseminate community economic development best practices. CLs provide neutral facilitation services for fact-finding, asset mapping, and problem solving to communities and appropriate organizations. 

This position serves the following counties: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Harrison, Knox, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, Pike, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. The position will travel throughout the assigned region, and state, with a provided vehicle. Click here to learn more about the position, benefits and to apply! #workforindiana
 

Next Level Connections Grant applications are now being accepted through April 5, 2019 at 4 p.m. (ET)

On April 12, join Main Street Corydon for a fun filled day in Historic Corydon. The day's topic include interesting, fun filled, informative and useful information regarding how the community is Saving our Past for the future. Elements of preservation, design, bringing the historic together with the modern and so much more. Registration is $30, which includes lunch and snacks. Reserve your seat today!

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