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William Bill Locke

Wrong William Bill Locke?

Deputy Executive Director

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Capital University
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Web References
Executive Team, 2 Mar 2011 [cached]
William T. Locke, President & CEO
William (Bill) T. Locke currently serves as the President & CEO of the Lorain County Community Action Agency. He served as Executive Director of the Lorain County Community Action Agency from 1988 until 1999.
William has had an extensive history of working in and around community service related organizations. He began his community service career in Portage County in 1974 where he served as Executive Director of the Portage County Community Action Council until 1983. In 1983, He received an appointment by Governor Celeste to serve as the Chief of the States Office of Community Services in the Department of Development to administer the Community Services Block Grant for Ohio. William left the State of Ohio to become the Deputy Executive Director for the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action before coming to the Lorain County Community Action Agency.
Bill currently holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio.
Bill currently serves on the Workforce Development Board of Lorain County, The Children and Family Council of Lorain County, The Ohio Urban Resources System, The Lorain City Schools Financial Advisory Committee, Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies Board (OACAA) of Trustees 2nd Vice President, and is a member of the Elyria and Lorain branches of the NAACP.
In 2008, Bill was recognized for his achievements and contributions to Lorain County by Leadership Lorain County as he was honored with a Difference Makers Award.
One of Locke's proud achievements came to fruition in 1995 as he was able to plan and develop the Hopkins-Locke Head Start Center, which was named in honor of Charles & Fannie Hopkins and William Locke, a state of the art preschool building.
Bill is also very active in Jones Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Elyria. Bill also served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1967 and received an Honorable Discharge.
William is married to the lovely Dorothy Locke (who does not call him Bill). William is married to the lovely Dorothy Locke (who does not call him Bill).
posted 7/7/15 -- Lorain County Community ..., 7 July 2015 [cached]
posted 7/7/15 -- Lorain County Community Action Agency employees were deeply saddened by the July 4 death of retired CEO William T. Locke.
William "Bill" Locke served as LCCAA ..., 7 July 2015 [cached]
William "Bill" Locke served as LCCAA President and CEO from 1988 to 1999 and from 2005 to 2011. He came to Lorain having been part of Community Action in Ohio since 1974. He previously served as executive directorof Portage County Community Action Agency and was appointed by Governor Richard Celeste to the Ohio Department of Development to administer the Community Services Block Grant for Ohio.
"William Locke will be greatly missed by everyone touched by his life and work.
Bill pioneered many social enterprises such as a lucrative bait shop in the 1990s. He was also instrumental in several housing projects believing in the importance of affordable housing for everyone. In the years before his 2011 retirement he was working through the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies to promote social entrepreneurship and the creation of living wage jobs at the local level.
Bill championed the building of a 25,000-square-foot learning center for young children which was dedicated as the Hopkins-Locke Head Start Center in 1995. The center remains in operation at 1050 Reid Avenue in Lorain serving as the largest Head Start site in Lorain County.
Bill publicly shared that he dedicated himself to helping others directly because he survived serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He did not expect to survive the war.
CONTACT: William T. Locke, ..., 26 Aug 2008 [cached]
CONTACT: William T. Locke, Executive Director, 440-204-3150 or Susan Kaczay, Head Start Director, 440-204-3153
"The Lorain County Head Start Program is ready to meet the challenges of the future", according to William Locke, Executive Director.Locke stated, "The Community Action Agency has made a quantum leap from where we were a couple of years ago.""Our mission is "To serve and empower Lorain County residents in need" and we are prepared to do just that, Locke added."
OCATO Board Members | OACAA, 1 Aug 2012 [cached]
Second Vice President William T. Locke Executive Director of Lorain County Community Action Agency, Inc. 506 Broadway Lorain, OH 44052 Phone: 440-245-2009? Fax: 440-245-3085
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