Holly Johnson, Director

As Adams County Economic and Community Development Director, she began working in the department of the Adams County Economic and Community Development Office, where she served as the administrative assistant for 12 years; in 2011, Ms. Johnson became the Director of the department.

During her economic development career, Ms. Johnson's office was responsible for securing more than $32 million in grants for Adams County projects.

Among her many accomplishments, she was instrumental in facilitating a $775,000 acceleration lane on State Route 32, an $845,000 Jaybird Road expansion that resulted in a $70 million capital investment by GE-Peebles, extension of public water services to all residents of Adams County, and facilitating the County’s CHIP grant that is established for communities to offer low to moderate income households help with their home improvements. 253 households in Adams County have benefitted from this CHIP program since 2000.

Ms. Johnson serves on 22 community involvement boards, including invitation to serve on the Ohio Economic Development Association.

Holly is a native Adams Countian. The accomplishment she is personally most proud of is the work ethic and values she learned as a child growing up on her family’s farm near Mineral Springs. She learned early on that her calling was public service. She reports to work every day to make the county better for all of its residents.


Amanda Fraley, Admin. Assistant-CHIP Program Manager

Amanda came to the Adams County Economic and Community Development Office in 2011 with significant experience in community housing programs, having served as the Housing Assistant and then the Housing Program Director for Highland County from 2002 to 2010.

Amanda serves as the Adams County Economic and Community Development Office Administrative Assistant and is the Program Manager for the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP). She is also responsible for the financial management of all grants administered through the Office, including the Appalachian Regional Commission grant, Ohio Finance Fund grant, Ohio Public Works Commission grant, Abandoned Gas Station Clean-up grant, Critical Infrastructure grant, Community Development Block Grant, Safe Communities, Residential Public Infrastructure Grant, Moving Ohio Forward, and the revolving loan fund. Amanda has played an integral part in securing nearly $32 million from these grants.

Amanda is a lifelong resident of Adams County. She remarks that one of her favorite professional accomplishments is through her work with the CHIP program, which is a federal program that offers assistance to low to moderate income households with needed improvements to their homes. She is proud to help her Adams County neighbors realize improved quality of life through this housing program. She brings an extraordinary level of professionalism to this Office and to the public. It is evident that she loves to work with people and is dedicated to making a difference in Adams County.

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