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OARC President Meets with Ohio Senate Leadership

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 13:41

OARC President Meets with Ohio Senate Leadership


As OARC President, MVRPC’s Executive Director, Brian O. Martin, attended a reception with Ohio’s Senate Leadership in Columbus. This photo is Mr. Martin speaking with State Senator Gayle Manning.


Buckeye Hills Receives National Innovation Awards

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:52

Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District Receives National Association of Development Organizations Innovation Awards

Buckeye Hills received two 2016 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the Ohio River Medical Mission and the Appalachian Ohio P-20 Council efforts.

The June 2015 Ohio River Medical Mission hosted in Pomeroy was an innovative readiness training with the U.S. military.

Years in the planning, the mission provided medical, dental, vision and veterinary services to the community at no charge. The 10-day event served a total of 2,952 patients and animals with an estimated total cost savings to the community of nearly $740,000. The patients came from 61 towns across 20 counties in four states.

In addition, the Appalachian Ohio P-20 Council, another program that Buckeye Hills was pleased to partner in creating, won a NADO Innovation Award. The Council serves nine counties in two Educational Service Centers working to inspire a regional commitment to student success through community collaboration and partnerships. From pre-school through career training, or even post-graduate studies, the Appalachian Council partners to make every student college or career ready. Learn more at


2016 Appalachian Assistance Grant Programs Return on Investment Report

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:39

2016 Appalachian Assistance Grant Programs Return on Investment Report
Strengthening Ohio’s Appalachian Regions

Funding provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Ohio Development Services Agency through the Ohio Governor’s Office of Appalachia.

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  • In 2016, Ohio’s LDDs administered 50 ARC projects with $61,653,671 in total project costs which
    resulted in 748.5 new jobs and 1,782.5 jobs retained in the region.
  • We accomplish this by fostering dynamic partnerships among local governments, building public-private alliances and making strategic investments.
  • Ohio Local Development Districts secured $45 in direct Appalachian project dollars for every $1 spent on administration.