Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.

Community development in Washington County is associated with several diverse activities. Grant preparation and coordination is designed to respond to community needs and opportunities. Management of the County’s tax incentive program provides the chance to create unique public/private partnerships for growth and to retention and expansion of employment. Providing sustainable development programs assists our county and communities in enhancing their strengths during these times of financial fluctuations and increased shale advancement.

We greatly appreciate that our energies to stimulate community development in Washington County receive financial support from the county, townships and communities.

If you would like information on Community Development in Washington County, contact Darlene Lukshin, Extension Program Specialist. Click here for her contact information.
You can also learn more about all OSU Extension community development programs at

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.