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Meet Our Staff

Casey Ellis

Executive Director

In March 2023, Casey Ellis assumed the role of Executive Director for the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts, marking the beginning of his tenure with the organization. Prior to this, he held the position of Owen County Judge/Executive for two consecutive terms, having previously served as an Owen County Magistrate and a member of the Owenton City Council.


During his time as Judge/Executive, Ellis actively participated in various boards and committees, notably serving as the president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association (KCJEA) and chairing the KCJEA's Legislative Committee. 


"Building a stronger, more prosperous Kentucky starts with empowering our communities," Ellis said upon entering his role as KCADD Executive Director. Our 15 Area Development Districts work hand in hand to unlock the full potential of our state's diverse regions to create a brighter future for all."

Molly Haines

Public Information Officer

Molly Haines assumed the role of Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts in September 2023.

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