July 8th Event
OMAA/OML WEBINAR: HB 233 – Creating Municipal Downtown Redevelopment Districts and Innovation Districts

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 10-11 A.M.
REGISTRANTS PER SESSION. (There is no CLE credit for these webinars.)


Bricker & Eckler attorneys Christiane W. Schmenk and Robert F. McCarthy will discuss HB 233, which was recently signed into law. The bill will provide new tools to promote the redevelopment of downtowns. Learn about new property tax exemptions and charges that can fund redevelopment, including historic areas and innovation districts with high-speed internet connectivity to attract and retain technology businesses. Also, discover how the bill expands charitable use exemptions for historic and other nonprofit projects.


Christiane W. Schmenk, Senior Counsel/Of Counsel, Bricker & Eckler LLP, Columbus: Chris is a member of the firm’s Public Finance group. She has vast public sector experience, having most recently served as director of the Ohio Development Services Agency where she restructured the department after the launch of JobsOhio and was a member of Governor Kasich's cabinet. Before becoming director, she served as chief legal counsel for the department and assisted in the formation and launch of JobsOhio. She has also worked for the Third Frontier Commission, Wendy’s International and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, and is the former mayor of Marysville, Ohio.

Robert F. McCarthy, Associate, Bricker & Eckler LLP, Columbus: Rob McCarthy represents governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and financial institutions in connection with municipal bond transactions. In addition, Rob has extensive experience working with public and private clients in establishing and managing economic development incentives and special purpose districts. Rob provides general counsel representation with respect to various issues of public law, drawing on his prior experience as a law clerk to former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown and as an assistant attorney general and legal advisor to former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.

Complimentary copies of the power point slides will be sent to Registrants.

TO REGISTER: email the registration form to CYNDIE, at cgrant@omlohio.org, or mail it to the OMAA/OML offices

Each session is limited to 30 registrants. However, registrants are encouraged to set up for the webinar in a conference room, with a speaker phone and computer screen, and to invite other city officials to attend. Registrants are encouraged to notify Cyndie (614.221.4349) of the number of participants attending the webinar (for our records).

Click << HERE >> to download the registration form. (Please fill out and send via mail your registration along with payment)