Welcome to the Buckeye HIlls - Hocking Valley Regional Development District

Programs

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

Development

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.

Housing

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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This week the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging 8 was honored with the 2016 National Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Aging Innovations and Achievement Award for its Southern Ohio Community Care Transitions Project (a partnership with AAA6 in Columbus and AAA7 in Rio Grande.)

The n4a awards program recognizes successful initiatives to support older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers. To learn more about this year’s winners, www.n4a.org/Files/2016AwardsBookFinal.pdf
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Rural communities are the backbone of the Appalachian Region. The people, places, and development potential in these areas are valuable assets that can help Appalachia build a robust and resilient economy. The Appalachian Regional Commission’s August 2016 Aspire Appalachia: Collaborations in Rural Development conference, hosted by the state of Tennessee, will explore how rural communities are building strong, resilient economies and helping make Appalachia America’s next great investment opportunity.
Register for Aspire Appalachia,#AHEN2016
Learn more at www.cvent.com/events/aspire-appalachia-collaborations-in-rural-development/event-summary-ee9604f7...
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This week the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging 8 was honored with the 2016 National Assoc. of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Aging Innovations and Achievement Award for its Southern Ohio Community Care Transitions Project (a partnership with AAA6 in Columbus and AAA7 in Rio Grande.)

The n4a awards program recognizes successful initiatives to support older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers. To learn more about this year’s winners, www.n4a.org/Files/2016AwardsBookFinal.pdf
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A team from the Area Agency on Aging 8 is attending the n4a Answers on Aging Conference in San Diego, Calif., this week.The current n4a President is Joe Ruby from Ohio's Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging.

Today, Kathy Greenlee gave her final speech as Assistant Secretary for Aging and ACL Administrator. Delivered at the n4a conference, the speech focused on "the things each of us carry" including our attitudes, dignity, leadership, and each other. Looking to the future, ASA Greenlee discussed the importance of more diverse leaders and leaders "competent in both the fields of aging and disability."
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Tips for keeping cool WITH air conditioning:
- Install a programmable thermostat. Make sure it's programmed to automatically turn back the cooling when you're not home or when you're sleeping.
- Set the thermostat at 78 or higher if you use ceiling fans. You'll save 3-5% on your air conditioning costs for each degree you rais the thermostat in the summer.
- Clean filters. Check Air conditioner filters monthly or as recommended by the manufacturer. Clean or replace them as needed.
- Buy an energy star air conditioner. Replacing a 10-year-old window air unit with an Energy Star model can cut bills by an average of $14 a year. Have an air-conditioning technician or energy auditor determine which unit is the right size for your space, especially if you're replacing a central-air unit.

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
mcasto@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

740 374 9346
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Rick Hindman

Assistant Executive Director
rhindman@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Debbie Huff

Area Agency on Aging Director
dhuff@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Bret Allphin

Development Director
bretallphin@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Denise Keyes

Fiscal Director
dkeyes@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Gwynn Stewart

Communications Director
gstewart@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Jamie Lewis

MIS Director
jlewis@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Dawn Weber

Homecare Director
dweber@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

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Kim Flanigan

LTC Ombudsman Director
kflanagan@buckeyehills.org

PO Box 520 Reno Ohio 45773

2015 Buckeye Hills Annual Report Released

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