Buckeye Hills Regional Council

Programs

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

Community & Economic Development

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

Aging & Disability

Programs, services, and case management focused on keeping elders and those with disabilities in their homes.

Transportation Planning

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

Mapping & Data

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

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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

Buckeye Hills was pleased to host a confluence of representatives from Ohio's ten Appalachian Regional Commission POWER projects in Marietta. The guest of honor was ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl. The meeting was an effort to share best practices and opportunities to partner, learn about project partner needs or gaps and brainstorm on future funding opportunities to continue the good work started by the POWER process. ... See MoreSee Less

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Leaders from state and federal agencies were in the region today and visited the Marietta People's Bank Theater project. Learn more about this grand theater restoration and creative placemaking effort at peoplesbanktheatre.com/

From left: Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission; Ohio Representative Jay Edwards (94th D); Buckeye Hills Exec. Director Misty Casto; Peoples Bank Theater Exec. Director Hunt Brawley; Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia Director Jason Wilson and Vince Paumier from the US Dept. of Agriculture.
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Buckeye Hills was pleased to host the kick-off for the Appalachian Ohio Innovation Gateway Network (an ARC POWER grant recipient) that featured Marietta project partner Building Bridges to Careers and its "big secret" unveiling - a new Epicenter facility! Executive Director Tasha Werry, Ed.D, shared that by January, they will relocate from the Armory to an expanded space at the Tenney Bldg. on Lancaster Street!

The Building Bridges to Careers Epicenter is a comprehensive entrepreneurial education center. Plans are in the works to expand the Epicenter to include a makerspace with learning labs. Learn more at buildingbridgestocareers.org/epicenter
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Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews with BHRC Executive Director Misty Casto and ARC Executive Director Scott Hamilton here to celebrate the regional POWER project. ... See MoreSee Less

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As you gather for the holidays, remember caregiver support and services for elders are available! Call 1-800-331-2644. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Athens JFS on their Partnership Award for their efforts with the Buckeye Hills $ponsor a $enior program. The effort takes seniors off of the waiting list for Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program coupons to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
Learn more at:http://buckeyehills.org/sponsor-a-senior/
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Partnership Award - Scott Zielinski, Executive Director of Athens County Job and Family Services and Jennifer Westfall, Executive Director of Buckeye Hills Regional Council Aging & Disability.

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This week with hundreds from across the state, Buckeye Hills Aging & Disability Division team members are attending the annual meeting of the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging - o4a. Mindy Cayton, BHRC Program Development Coordinator, spoke on the Direct Care Workforce Initiatives in Ohio panel to share details on the Buckeye Hills' healthcare cooperative. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you are in Hocking County today near Laurelville stop into the Senior Center and join us for the Health Fair. Today from 10 am - 1 pm. You can get some great information on programs and services that are available in the area. Food and door prizes too!! ... See MoreSee Less

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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

2016 Buckeye Hills Annual Report

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