Ohio Valley Development Council (OVDC)

The Ohio Valley Development Council (OVDC) is the advocacy arm of the HBA. Its mission is to research issues and advocate on regulatory policies that impact the residential construction industry in Southwest Ohio.

The OVDC is governed by an elected board of directors organized into several committees that deal with the many issues that developers face:

  • ENGINEERING STANDARDS COMMITTEE: Responsible for monitoring, reviewing and reporting on possible changes and modifications primarily to subdivision regulations.
  • OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION COMMITTEE (OEPA): Works with OEPA officials on the many environmental policies that affect the land development industry.
  • PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEES: Reviews changes in planning and zoning regulations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region.
  • PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMITTEE: Works with local utilities on issues affecting the land development industry.
  • WATER AND SEWER COMMITTEES: Monitor issues affecting the area's water and sewer infrastructure and reviews and provides comments to new or revised water and sewer regulations.

Since its establishment in 1976, the OVDC has expanded its influence to nearly every political jurisdiction in southwest Ohio as well as the Army Corps of Engineers, Ohio EPA, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Dues paid by the individual members of this Council are $125.00 per year. Membership in OVDC is individual, not by the company. Because the Ohio Valley Development Council is an affiliate council of the Home Builders Association, your company or organization must be an HBA member.

General membership meetings of the OVDC are held quarterly, with a special guest speaker for every meeting. OVDC members also benefit from the work of the membership to create an environment where land can be developed in the safest and most cost-effective way.

To get more information or to get involved with the Ohio Valley Development Council, contact Lora Brand.

To download the OVDC Application, click HERE.

2021 OVDC Initiatives