Our decades of experience have brought about positive change to the Buckeye Hills region. Working hand-in-hand with community leaders, funding partners, and legislators, we assist communities throughout southeast Ohio in securing funding and in developing a range of programs and services to benefit residents.


Since our inception in 1968, Buckeye Hills has brought over $560.7 million in services to the region through our Aging + Disability Division. Through our Community Development Division, Buckeye Hills has brought $696.1 million to the region. And, through our Revolving Loan Fund, Buckeye Hills has made loans totaling more than $7.5 million.


In 2017 alone, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $50 million into the eight-county region of southeast Ohio, with local communities and private businesses leveraging $19.5 million against the $30.8 million provided by state and federal funding.


Through our Aging + Disability Division, in 2017 we:

  • Served 4,734 seniors

  • Assesses 1,255 seniors for need

  • Conducted 3,292 pre-admission reviews for nursing home placement

  • Managed 3,553 phone calls to our Information + Referral Specialists

  • Served 297,294 meals to seniors

  • Partnered with 56 county-based service providers

  • Employed 1,450 local people

  • Contracted with 112 service providers


Through our Community Development Division, in 2017 we:

  • Facilitated 31 Ohio Public Works SCIP/LTIP projects, investing $20.4 million

  • Created over 98 local jobs and retained over 50 jobs

  • Facilitated eight Clean Ohio projects, investing $1.9 million

  • Funded nine Appalachian Assistance projects, investing $6.3 million

  • Received and completed 28 data requests

  • Facilitated two CDBG water and sewer projects, investing $2 million


buckeye hills annual Impact Reports

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Local Development District Annual Return On Investment Reports

Local Development District (LDD) is a designation given by the federal Appalachian Regional Commission to the four organizations that serve the member governments of the 32-county Rural Appalachian Ohio. The four LDDs can also be known as Councils of Government, Regional Development Commissions, Regional Councils, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Transportation Planning Organizations, and/or Regional Planning Commissions.

However they're referred to, all LDDs serve as multi-jurisdictional community and economic development grassroots organizations that provide administrative, professional, and technical assistance to local governments and citizens.

In Rural Appalachian Ohio, the four LDDs are Buckeye Hills Regional Council, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, and Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission.

Click on any of the below annual reports to access the full document.