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 focued 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.

Ohio Appalachian LDD Return on Investment Report - 2015

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-Hocking Valley Regional Development District (hereinafter referred to as Buckeye Hills) seeks proposals from qualified outside entities to complete a healthcare access analysis. The analysis will determine best approaches to addressing the healthcare issues and challenges associated with the results of a comprehensive health assessment of Perry County, Ohio. One (1) original and three (3) copies of sealed proposals must be received by the date and time as noted in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Buckeye Hills will not accept submissions by e‐mail or fax. Buckeye Hills will reject proposals received after the closing date.

The documents comprising this RFQ may be obtained on the Buckeye Hills website at: buckeyehills.org/2016/07/22/healthcare-access-study-rfq/ or may be picked up at their offices located at 1400 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio. Proposals must be held firm and cannot be withdrawn for sixty (60) calendar days after the opening date. Buckeye Hills reserves the right to: amend or terminate this Request for Qualifications; accept all or any part of a proposal; reject all proposals; waive any informalities or non‐material deficiencies in a proposal; and award the proposal to the Respondent that, in its judgment, will be in the county’s best interests.
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Safe Routes Academy: Free Webinar Series

The Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (Ohio LTAP) is hosting a series of free webinars to introduce the Ohio Safe Routes Academy (SRA), a new, no-charge statewide assistance initiative that provides training and workshops to implement active transportation safety, education, planning, enforcement and engineering programs to communities throughout Ohio.

Download details: www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/LocalPrograms/LTAP/FlyersJuly09/Safe_Routes_Academy_Webina...
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Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, is National Church Residences' Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair, and the Ohio Department of Aging invites all fairgoers to visit the "Well Beyond 60!" EXPO from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Central Park on the fair grounds to take advantage of free health screenings and educational demonstrations. Senior Day admission is just $4 for adults age 60 and older! ... See MoreSee Less

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10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls event on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

September 22, 2016, 8:00am - September 22, 2016, 3:00pm

Falls among older Ohioans have reached epidemic proportions; one in three older adults will fall this year, and falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths among our elders. A single fall can change the life not only of the person who falls, but also his or her family members who may have to become a caregiver for their loved one. The good news is that falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented. We are asking community-based organizations and our senior centers to take part in 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls by hosting a one-mile (minimum) falls prevention awareness walk for their staff, partners and consumers on (or around) Sept. 22, 2016. Last year, events ranged from four or five participants to more than 1,200. Your event can help prevent falls, regardless of the number of participants. Staff from AAA8 will be walking that day too! More information about how your agency can get involved is in the attached flier, and even more information is available on the STEADY U website (www.steadyu.ohio.gov). Once you have details for your agency’s participation, please visit the STEADY U website to register your event.

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Tips for keeping cool without air conditioning:
- Use fans. Use circulating fans near open windows at night to help rid the house of daytime heating. Ceiling fans make you feel about four degrees cooler by moving air across your skin.
- Close your shades and windows during the day. At night, open windows opposite one another for cross-ventilation.

Learn more about help with summer electricity bills by calling AAA8 at 1-800-331-2644 for Summer Crisis info.
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The Local Development District Network

Our Team

Executive Staff & Program Directors
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Misty Casto

Executive Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

740 374 9346
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Rick Hindman

Assistant Executive Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Debbie Huff

Area Agency on Aging Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Bret Allphin

Development Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Denise Keyes

Fiscal Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Gwynn Stewart

Communications Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Jamie Lewis

MIS Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Dawn Weber

Homecare Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Kim Flanigan

LTC Ombudsman Director

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

2015 Buckeye Hills Annual Report Released

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