Welcome to the Buckeye HIlls - Hocking Valley Regional Development District


Programming focused on improving the quality of life for residents in Southeast Ohio


Public infrastructure financing, planning, data analysis, research, and other technical assistance to local governments.

Area Agency on Aging

Programs, services, and case management focused on keeping area seniors in their homes.

Regional Transportation

Transportation planning and outreach services focused on improving the transportation networks serving our citizens.


Home accessibility and minor repair program for income eligible individuals 60+ or with disabilities.

Revolving Loan Fund

Gap loan financing for small or starting businesses in the Buckeye Hills region.

Data Services

Data research and analysis as well as GIS and GPS mapping services.

2016 Ohio Appalachian Assistance Grants Return on Investment Report

About Us

Council of Governments

Formed in 1968 as a voluntary organization made up of representatives of local governments in Southeastern Ohio. Local Development Districts were formed to provide technical assistance to communities working to secure state and federal resources to help improve the lives of local residents.

  • Member Counties

    Representing Southeastern Ohio

  • Member Communities

    Cities and Villages

  • Staff Members

    Citizens Working For Citizens

  • Years of Service

    A Legacy of Cooperation and Assistance

Basis of a Successful Start (BOSS) offering in the region... ... See MoreSee Less

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Winter Crisis Program still accepting applications - Call 1-800-331-2644 for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some Medicare recipients may be eligible for "Extra Help" with Medicare costs (premiums, co-pays and RX costs). "Extra Help is a Medicare program to help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare prescription drug (Part D) costs as well as premiums and co-pays.

The Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging 8 can help those on Medicare determine if they are eligible for "Extra Help." Contact AAA8 at 1-800-331-2644 for more information or to register over the phone. No travel, no waiting, just one phone call!
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A great testimonial from AAA9 to Ohio's PASSPORT program - AAA8 administers this option in an 8-county region. In 2016, we supported more than1,300 eligible individuals with in-home services and supports. Call 1-800-331-2644 for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

"PASSPORT....the difference between living and existing."

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The Area Agency on Aging at Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, 1400 Pike Street, Marietta, OH 45750 is requesting proposals from agencies who would like to provide respite services to caregivers of persons 60 years of age and older within the AAA8 Planning and Service Area; Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry and Washington Counties. Funding sources are Alzheimer’s Respite and Senior Community Services Block Grant.

Services eligible for Alzheimer’s Respite and Senior Community Services Block Grant funding are: Adult Day Respite, Overnight Respite, Homemaker Respite, and Personal Care Respite Services.

The PY 2018-19 proposal packets are available on the AAA8 website at www.areaagency8.org/providers/requests

Proposal packets and instructions will be available in electronic format only. Proposals are due to the AAA8 March 17, 2017.
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Our Team

Executive Staff & Program Directors
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Misty Casto

Executive Director
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Rick Hindman

Assistant Executive Director
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Bret Allphin

Development Director
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Denise Keyes

Fiscal Director
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Gwynn Stewart

Communications Director
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Jamie Lewis

MIS Director
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Jennifer Westfall

Aging Director
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Dawn Weber

Homecare Director
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Kim Flanigan

LTC Ombudsman Director
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Jill McCartney

Director of Outreach & Development

2015 Buckeye Hills Annual Report Released

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Events and Stories from around the Buckeye Hills Region