Announcement Date: January 1, 1976

OTEDA is instrumental in obtaining a National Historic District designation for a portion of the association area.

OTEDA participates in the Community Development Block Grant Program for a portion of the association area and seats representatives on the CDBG Advisory Council administrating $2.9 million in CDBG funding.

OTEDA sponsors the first Community Flea Market & Festival which has grown into Hot Times, an independent three-day arts and music held each September.