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.

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

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Funding Available to Help Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Energy Efficiency

State offers Low-Interest Loans

The Energy Loan Fund is now accepting applications. The fund helps small businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and local governments implement energy efficiency improvements to lower energy use and costs. Eligible applicants receive low-interest financing to install efficiency measures that reduce energy by at least 15 percent. Technical assistance is also available to facilitate the required energy audit for potential applicants.

Small businesses, local governments, manufacturers, school districts, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Loan amounts vary depending on the project and can be from $250,000 up to $2 million. Technical assistance is also available to help eligible applicants identify energy efficiency measures for their facility.

Learn more at: development.ohio.gov/EnergyLoanFund
A copy of the program guidelines and the application process can be found here. Questions about the program should be sent to energy@development.ohio.gov
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This Winter, You Can Help Combat Isolation & Loneliness in Elders

An estimated one in five adults over age 50 - at least 8 million - are affected by isolation. We need social connection to thrive - no matter our age - but recent research shows that the negative health consequences of chronic isolation and loneliness may be especially harmful for older adults.

"Isolation can be especially hard during Ohio's winter months when elders tend to stay at home more due to poor weather," said Dawn Weber, LSW, LNHA, AAA8 Home Care Director. "If we all just take a few minutes and think of those in our families or communities and make a phone call or stop by for a visit it could make a big difference."

Consider the facts:
• About 29% of people age 65-plus live alone and twice as many women live alone as men.
• Almost 50% of older women age 75+ live alone.
• Older adults who describe themselves as lonely have a
59% greater risk of functional decline and a 45% greater
risk of death.
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Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO)
Technical Advisory and Citizens Committee Meeting Canceled

Due to the possibility of freezing rain for the Marietta area the morning of Jan. 10, the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) Meeting for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10 has been postponed until Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at 1400 Pike Street, Marietta, OH.

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact
Karen Pawloski, Transportation Planning Manager, at 740-376-7658.
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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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