The Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission is a
regional planning commission established by agreement among its members
pursuant to Section 713.21 of the Ohio Revised Code, as amended. Acting
in the capacity of a regional economic and community development agency,
federal, state and local resources to encourage development in 12
southern Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Fayette, Gallia,
Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.
1967, OVRDC serves as a Local Development District for the Appalachian
Regional Commission and as an Economic Development District for the US
Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.
OVRDC is governed
by a Full Commission of 177 officials who meet semi-annually.
Members include representatives of county and local governments, social
service, educational organizations, minority community, and the private
Routine oversight of the OVRDC is provided by an Executive
Committee with representation from local elected officials from each
county, and the cities of Chillicothe and Portsmouth, private sector, a
minority representative, and several members-at large that represent one
of the following areas; chambers of commerce, workforce development,
labor, and post secondary education. The Executive Committee's monthly meetings are open to the public.
financial support from a combination of federal and state grants and
local service contracts. Member counties also pay annual fees to OVRDC,
with contributions based on each county’s population.
For a copy of OVRDC by-laws click the following link.
For a copy of recent OVRDC audits click the following links.