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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.

2021 Commission Members & Alternates

Regional Planning & Coordinating Commission of Greene County
Members and Alternates for 2019
Greene County Tom Koogler None
Greene County Dick Gould
Greene County Richard Perales None
Bath Township Rob Hoffman Cassie Lester
Beavercreek Township Thomas Kretz None
Caesarscreek Township Don Van Tress Andrew Bledsoe
Cedarville Township Tim Boeck Debbie Krajicek
Jefferson Township Richard Zehring None
Miami Township Chris Mucher  Don Hollister
New Jasper Township Mike Horsley Dan Bingamon
Ross Township Mark Campbell Steve Hart
Silvercreek Township Bob Frost James Dwyer
Spring Valley Township Carrie Smith John DeWine
Sugarcreek Township Carolyn Destefani Fred Cramer
Xenia Township Steve Combs Scott Miller
City of Beavercreek Non-Member Non-Member
City of Bellbrook Ernie Havens Forest Greenwood
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 Jr. J. Alex Bieri
City of Fairborn Rodney McCubbins Tana Stanton
Village of Jamestown Steve Sweat Joel Armlovich
City of Kettering Non-Member Non-Member
Village of Spring Valley Lori Carroll Sue McLaughlin
City of Xenia Non-Member Non-Member
Village of Yellow Springs  Brian Housh
Kevin Stokes

2021 RPCC Executive Committee

Chris Mucher - President - Miami Township
Thomas Kretz - Vice President - Beavercreek Township
Michael Horsley - New Jasper Township
Tom Koogler - Greene County Commissioners
Robert Frost - Silvercreek Township
Ernie Havens - Bellbrook City
Carolyn DeStefani - Sugarcreek Township

RPCC Staff

DeAndra Navratil, AICP - Executive Director
Sahara Shrestha - Planner
Rhonda L. Painter - Administrative Assistant

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

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