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.

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