River Hills Governing Body Structure and Board Members

The governing board consists of elected official annual appointments from the five-county service area. There are forty-two total appointing authorities. The total board appointments make up the Full Commission, which meets quarterly. The Full Commission elects the twelve-member Executive Board that meets monthly to conduct routine agency business, which is then ratified by the Full Commission. River Hills currently employs four permanent staff and a seasonal intern as funding allows.


As stipulated in the authorizing legislation for Regional Planning Commissions, the membership of the Commission shall be as follows:

  • One county commissioner or qualified person appointed by the county commissioners from each member of the county: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties.
  • One county councilman from each member county: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington Counties.
  • One person appointed by the mayor or town board president of each of the seven largest cities or towns within each member county having a population over 50,000.
  • The county surveyor or a qualified person appointed by the surveyor, of each member county having a population over 50,000.
  • One person appointed by the mayor or town board president of each of the five largest cities or towns within each member county having a population under 50,000. If there are not five cities or towns in the county, the county commissioners shall appoint enough persons, at-large, to bring the total to five.
  • One person appointed by the Governor of the State of Indiana.


  • Chairman - Adam Dickey
  • Vice Chairman - Michael Killen
  • Secretary - Steve Meyer
  • Treasurer - Elizabeth (Betsy) Blocker
  • Legal Counsel - Amy Burnette, Frost Brown Todd


Clark County

  • Eric Vaughn, City of Charlestown
  • Ruth Sparks, Town of  Borden
  • Dylan Fisher, Town of  Clarksville
  • Bill Conlin, Town of Sellersburg
  • Martha Whetsell, Town of Utica
  • *Perry Smith, Clark County Commissioners
  • *Kevin Vissing, Clark County Council
  • *Michael Killen, Clark County Surveyor


Floyd County

  • *Adam Dickey, City of New Albany
  • Kathy Haller, Town of Georgetown
  • Heather Peters, Town of Greenville
  • Adam Roberts, Floyd County Council
  • Brian Smith, Floyd County Commissioners
  • *Chris Welch, Floyd County Commissioners
  • *Jason Applegate, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Shawn Carruthers, Floyd County Commissioners
  • Don Lopp, Floyd County Surveyor


Harrison County

  • Roger McGraw, Town of Corydon
  • Michelle Fox, Town of  Elizabeth
  • *Elizabeth (Betsy) Blocker, Town of Lanesville
  • Christall Ingle, Town of Palmyra
  • Donnie Hussung, Harrison County Council
  • Jim Heitkemper, Harrison County Commissioners


Scott County

  • *William H. Graham, City of Scottsburg
  • Robert Peacock, Scott County Council
  • Raymond Jones, Scott County Commissioners
  • Jean Robbins, Scott County Commissioners
  • *Steve Meyer, Scott County Commissioners


Washington County

  • Justin Green, City of Salem
  • Dolly Bricker, Town of New Pekin
  • Gerald Fleming, Washington County Council
  • *Preston Shell, Washington County Commissioners


*Members of Executive Board



Meeting Minutes

February 22, 2018

June 28, 2018

July 26, 2018

September 27, 2018

May 24, 2018

August 23, 2018

November 16, 2018

October 25, 2018

February 28, 2019

March 28, 2019

April 25, 2019

River Hills Economic Development District

& Regional Planning Commission


300 Spring Street, Suite 2A

Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Phone: 812.288.4624

Fax: 812.288.8105



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