River Hills Governing Body Structure and Board Members

River Hills Governing Body Structure 

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.

Professional Services
Legal Counsel – Beau Zoeller, Frost Brown Todd
Accountant – Jill Oca, CPA
2023 Executive Board Members
Chair – Adam Dickey, City of New Albany
Vice Chair – Michael Killen, Clark County Surveyor
Secretary – Steve Meyer, Scott County Commissioners
Treasurer – Melanie Douglas, Town of Georgetown
Charlie Smith, Town of Sellersburg
Chris Welch, Floyd County Commissioners
Mayor Justin Green, City of Salem
LaMicra Martin, Floyd County Commissioners
Steven Day, Harrison County Council
Mayor Terry Amick, City of Scottsburg
Mayor Treva Hodges, City of Charlestown
2023 Board Members

Clark County

DeLynn Rutherford, Town of Jeffersonville

John Hagest, Town of Borden

Kevin Baity, Town of Clarksville

Martha Whetsell, Town of Utica

Perry Smith, Clark County Commissioners

David Ruckman, Clark County

Floyd County

Heather Peters, Town of Greenville

Brad Striegel, Floyd County Council

John Schellenberger, Floyd County Commissioners

Jeremy Kramer, Floyd County Commissioners

Shawn Carruthers, Floyd County Commissioners

Don Lopp, Floyd County Surveyor

Harrison County

Caitlin Rotherock, Town of Crandall

Amanda Ballew, Town of Lanesville

Brad Wiseman, Harrison County Commissioner

Scott County

Robert Hickman, City of Austin

Lyndi Hughbanks, Scott County Council

Adam Bomar, Scott County Commissioners

Greg Prince, Scott County Commissioner

Washington County

Dolly Bricker, Town of New Pekin

Mark Abbott, Washington County Council

Preston Shell, Washington County Commissioners

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