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

Back to school this week for many students in #ODOT District 10 - drivers reminded to be careful in school zones! ... See MoreSee Less

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Stop by and see us at the Meigs County Fair. It may be wet outside but we are dry in the commercial building. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our office will begin a renovation with staff moving offices this week. Construction will begin the week of Aug. 22 ~ Be patient and pardon our mess. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Buckeye Hills Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) Technical Advisory and Citizens Advisory Committees will meet Aug. 30, 2016, 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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Sometimes people avoid taking prescribed medicines for a variety of reasons such as "I have trouble affording it." If you are on Medicare, call AAA8 at 1-800-331-2644 to learn more about the Medicare "Extra Help" program. It can help lower income seniors with Medicare premiums, co-pays and RX costs. Most save an average of $325 a month! Complete a simple, over-the-phone application. Call today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Adding Shared Living Service to the PASSPORT Program ... See MoreSee Less

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Seniors around the region are enjoying fresh produce from markets through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program ~ Witten's Market shared that the corn they offered was picked that morning by 4 a.m.! ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you age 70 or older?
Help answer questions about muscle loss & aging.

Brian Clark, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute at Ohio University is looking for adults who are at least 70 years old to help evaluate a questionnaire on muscle loss that occurs with aging.

Compensation Available for Time and Travel
FOR MORE INFORMATION: see flyer, call 740.566.9873 or email CTRU@ohio.edu
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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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