KCADD is an organization representing all ADD Board members throughout the state. Helping local officials and citizens unite to provide for the planned growth of their area and provide technical and management assistance to local communities on a broad range of topics.
What is an ADD?
Area Development Districts in Kentucky have been in existence over forty years. Conceptually, they grew out of the efforts of local elected officials and citizens in the Commonwealth to try and find collaborative means with which to deal with problems that beset their communities. The combination of federal programs and state enabling legislation provided a national strategy and funding mechanism that allowed the concepts to become reality in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The Area Development Districts, as they now exist, serve as forums, clearinghouses, technical centers and as conveners for the region. Unlike many other organizations structured along multi-jurisdictional lines, the ADDs have both federal and state statutory authority. Find out more
The Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD) is an organization representing all ADD Board members throughout the state. The Kentucky Association of District Directors (KADD) is an organization of the fifteen ADD Executive Directors. The fifteen ADD's are a means by which local officials and citizens unite to provide for the planned growth of their area. An ADD is therefore a regional organization that assists in the formulation and implementation of human resource and infrastructure related plans. The plans and recommendations made by an ADD represent professional advice only. ADD's are not regulatory agencies, nor do they have the power to force compliance with their plans. Find out more