As part of our approach to regional development, we advocate for policies that will strengthen the counties of southeast Ohio and pave the way for economic vitality in our rural Appalachian communities.

Our Policy Tracker will provide updates to relevant policies and share news on policy proposals and bills that will impact the eight-county region we serve. Buckeye Hills advocacy efforts in support of our region will also be showcased.

Legislative Updates

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Advocacy Alerts

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Advocacy Alerts are sent via email to all AAA and Title VI aging program directors. You can find the most updated list of advocacy alerts by clicking here.

The National Association of Development Organization (NADO) is actively involved with the policy board officials and executive directors of the nation’s regional development organizations. To view NADO’s latest legislative fact sheets, click here.

Advocacy Events

2019 Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a) Spring Advocacy Conference

o4a’s advocacy conference offers important information about the upcoming state budget and initiatives, connecting with legislators, and the latest updates about the new federal administration and Congress.

  • Date: March 19th to March 20th at the Sheraton at Capital Square in Columbus, OH.

  • Link to learn more and register: Advocacy Conference

legislative news

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

In December 2015, Congress passed a new surface transportation bill entitled the FAST Act. Effective from 2016 to 2020, this bill provides $305 billion for highway, safety, public transportation, rail, research, and transportation technology efforts in the U.S.

H.R. 22 Fast Act | Fact Sheets for FAST Act | Presentation on FAST Act