Historic Hoosier Hills (HHH) mission is "to serve as a catalyst to empower local people to solve the overall economic and natural resource problems of the area, and to properly develop, utilize, and conserve our natural and human resources."
We provide services that help local people help themselves. Local volunteer committees with their mix of talents and knowledge have the desire to make their communities better. Historic Hoosier Hills service provides unbiased assistance and support while allowing the leadership to remain local, helping local people to achieve realistic, community-minded goals. It is this collaborative approach that "makes things happen."
Historic Hoosier Hills is governed by a board of Directors - local residents who determine the services that Historic Hoosier Hills provides. Each director is appointed to a two-year term by the sponsor they represent. The officers of the board make up the Executive Committee. The board meets every other month and the executive committee meets each month the board does not.
Historic Hoosier Hills sponsors over 40 project committees that operate under the council. These committees form to address one problem or opportunity and will usually end when their project is completed.
HHH organized in 1968, is incorporated, nonprofit and tax exempt withing the state of Indiana, and are 501(c)3 Public Charity by Internal Revenue Service determination.
HHH is one of nine RC&D's in Indiana and one of 375 nationally. We network to share ideas and gain information. HHH is a member of the National Association of RC&D Councils, the North Central Region of RC&D Councils, the Indiana League of RC&D Councils, and the National Association of Soil and Water conservation District. HHH networks with many federal, state, and local groups, organizations, and units of government who help us provide information, technical assistance, financial support, and referral services to the Board of Directors, the resource committees, the project committees, and communities. These partnerships and the strong volunteers on our committees make up our key to success.
Historic Hoosier Hills is most appreciative of the long-term support of our sponsors: the nine Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the nine Board of County Commissioners of Clark, Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland Counties.
Additional sponsors are the cities of Scottsburg and Rising Sun, the town of Versailles, and the Stucker Fork Conservancy District in Scott County. They appoint representatives to our RC&D Council Board of Directors and provide annual dues.