Lisa Patt-McDaniel, assistant deputy director of the community development division in the State of Ohio's Department of Development, was an active member of the working group and spoke as a representative of COSCDA
. She testified in great detail about how well the new system could work.
Conference of Mayors (USCM), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA
), National Community Development Association (NCDA), and others.