About Us

History of the RPCC



Greene County, having a traditionally farming and small town character, experienced dynamic growing pains in the 1950s and 1960s. Population increased by 61% and 32% each decade, respectively. It was the fourth fastest growing county in Ohio during that era and the fastest outside the Cleveland metropolitan area. In 1973, the County Commissioners proposed to have the Regional Planning & Coordinating Commission replace the existing 11-member Greene County Planning Commission comprised of the three Commissioners and 8 people appointed by the County Commissioners. The jurisdictions agreed to form a regional planning commission composed of an elected representative of each of the twenty-two (22) political subdivisions in Greene County at the time, along with the three members of the County Commission. To augment the RPCC and foster coordination, all appointed and elected department heads of the County, as well as municipal and township department heads, serve as ex-officio members.

The RPCC began operations in January, 1974 with a staff of four employees. Much of the work during the first year of operation was in response to the April 3, 1974 tornado that devastated Xenia and the Wilberforce area. RPCC developed a sketch plan for Wilberforce and worked with the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) in putting a recovery plan together for Xenia. A screening model for attracting industries was developed and RPCC staff assisted former Kroehler Furniture employees in a furniture start-up business. The first county-wide comprehensive land use plan, Perspectives 2000, was adopted in 1978 after a series of reports on the physiography, population, economic base, utility services and existing land use pattern were completed.

The Regional Planning & Coordinating Commission was tasked with economic development in its early years until the County Commissioners formed a separate department in the 1980s. The RPCC played a key role in looking at recreational development, assisting with the startup of the Blue Jacket outdoor drama. The RPCC also served as the Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau from its inception in 1981 to 1987.

Commission Members & Alternates


Regional Planning & Coordinating Commission of Greene County
Members and Alternates for 2017
JURISDICTION
MEMBER
ALTERNATE
Greene County Tom Koogler None
Greene County Alan Anderson None
Greene County Robert Glaser None
Bath Township Tom Pitstick Steve Ross
Beavercreek Township Jeffrey M. Roberts Thomas J. Kretz
Caesarscreek Township Don Van Tress Andrew Bledsoe
Cedarville Township Kent Campbell Taylor Minor
Jefferson Township Mark Klingler None
Miami Township Chris Mucher Mark Crockett
New Jasper Township Mike Rasey Mike Horsley
Ross Township Steve Hart Mike Brown
Silvercreek Township Anthony Whaley James Gordon Dwyer
Spring Valley Township Carrie Smith John DeWine
Sugarcreek Township Mike Pittman Nadine Daugherty
Xenia Township Steve Combs Scott Miller
City of Beavercreek Non-Member Non-Member
City of Bellbrook Dona Seger-Lawson Nick Edwards
Village of Bowersville Non-Member Non-Member
Village of Cedarville Non-Member Non-Member
City of Centerville Non-Member Non-Member
Village of Clifton Anthony Satariano Alex Bieri
City of Fairborn Rob Hoffman Marilyn McCauley
Village of Jamestown Jerrod Pickens Robert Roach
City of Kettering Non-Member Non-Member
Village of Spring Valley Gloria Graziano None
City of Xenia Non-Member Non-Member
Village of Yellow Springs Karen Wintrow Gerald Simms


RPCC Staff



Kenneth A. LeBlanc - Executive Director
Tamara J. Ennist - Current Planner
Rhonda L. Painter - Administrative Assistant
Jessica Maggard - GIS Technician


RPCC Bylaws



The Regional Planning and Coordinating Commission of Greene County was formed under Section 713.21 of the Ohio Revised Code and operates under a set of adopted bylaws. A copy of the Bylaws can be found here: RPCC ByLaws