The Green River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is part of a nationwide Network on Aging under the direction of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The primary responsibility of the Area Agency on Aging is for the implementation of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and assisting in the administration of state programs under the supervision of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Aging and Independent Living and local programs serving older Kentuckians.
Economic Development Corporation
GRADD continues to partner with our cities and counties to provide an evaluation of the comprehensive economic development in our region. Potential projects emerge from these evaluations as area leaders continue to diversify and strengthen our region’s economy.
Regional Transportation Committee
The GRADD Regional Transportation Committee (RTC) was created by the GRADD Board of Directors to provide a forum for elected officials and the public to work together in solving regional transportation problems; act as an advocacy body on transportation issues; act as a data and information base; provide for a means to locally and regionally prioritize transportation projects; and provide input for the Statewide Transportation Plan.
The Green River Regional TRIAD was established as a subcommittee of the Green River Area Council on Aging in 1989 and was the first regional TRIAD in the nation. The TRIAD includes the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster. It meets quarterly in different counties within the region.
Workforce Development Board
The Green River Workforce Development Board (WDB) is responsible for setting policy with regard to the workforce development system in the seven county region of the Green River Area Development District (GRADD). The Green River WDB will work in partnership with the local elected officials of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties and with the GRADD Board of Directors to improve the employment and training system in the region, thus improving the quality of the workforce.
Water Management Council
The ADDs across the state are charged with the coordination of multi-county planning councils whose primary responsibility was to develop a long range water supply plan for each Area Development District across the state. These multi-county planning councils were also given the responsibility of prioritizing all water and wastewater projects for their region for any available funding through the Kentucky State Legislature.
GRADD Hazard Mitigation
The GRADD Hazard Mitigation Council membership consists of the judge/executive of each GRADD county (or his/her designated representative) and the mayor of each GRADD city (or his/her designated representative). The council directs and oversees the hazard mitigation planning process in the region and will meet regularly during the five-year update of the GRADD Hazard Mitigation Plan.