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Teresa Gillotti| [email protected] | 734.544.3042 or 810-410-6982
Washtenaw County OCED Releases 2020 Annual Report
August 18, 2021 – Despite many unprecedented challenges last year, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) expanded essential programs to ensure residents had access to emergency food and shelter, financial support for rental and utility assistance, and other free supports to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while supporting resiliency during the global pandemic. The OCED 2020 Annual Report, which details activities from January through December 2020, highlights the department’s crisis response, program adaptation and expansion during the pandemic, community investments, and ongoing partnerships and collaborations throughout the year.
“Last year OCED, along with other Washtenaw County departments and many community partners, acted quickly to provide an emergency response with the start of the pandemic,” said Teresa Gillotti, OCED Director. “We shifted our focus to assisting County households, community businesses, and community partners surviving and persevere during an unprecedented public health crisis and the economic hardships that persist.”
Highlights from 2020 include:
To view the full report, visit https://www.washtenaw.org/DocumentCenter/View/21800/2020-OCED-Annual-Report.
Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) is a government agency committed to stepping out of the traditional government roles to drive long-term system changes that increase equity and opportunity for all residents. For more information, please visit www.washtenaw.org/oced or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @washtenawOCED