About Us

If you are interested in seeing the Flint Hills Region thrive, this is the place for you!

We are a non-profit, voluntary service association of local Kansas governments to provide services of mutual benefit to the region that are best gained from cooperation and partnership.

Celebrating a Decade of Service!

  • Enhancing economic vitality and improving quality of life throughout the Flint Hills
  • Administrator of the Flint Hills Economic Development District
  • Collaboration among local governments, agencies and residents

25 Communities Supporting Our Region!

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Our Service Area

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Shaded in grey indicates current FHRC members.

Our service area initially consisted of territory embraced within the counties of Geary, Morris, Pottawatomie, and Riley and the City of Clay Center and later by Chase, Lyon and Wabaunsee Counties as part of the EDA designated Flint Hills Economic Development District.

FHRC Board Members

  • 5 Counties
  • 20 Municipalities

Ex-officio Members

  • Fort Riley
  • Kansas State University
  • Governor's Military Council

Friends of the FHRC

  • Public
  • Private
  • Non-profits
  • Community Stakeholders

~$2M in Recent Federal Funding Supporting Region

Our most recent awards brought ~$2M in federal funding, with only $166,772 in match contribution--serving seven counties and 25 member jurisdictions.  Our two most recent awards totaling $918,000, enables us to continue our important work in supporting Fort Riley and the surrounding communities, as well as, serve as a regional leaders in our Recovery and Resiliency efforts and an administrator of our region's most important designation as an official Flint Hills Economic Development District through the Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Our Powerful Potential

Bring More Funding to the Region

Job Creation, Quality of Place & Population Retention

Stretch Our Local Dollars Further

Partner on Funding Opportunities to Meet Match Requirement

Coordinate Regionally When it Makes Sense AND Work to Move Local Priorities Forward

Recently Awarded $918,000 in Support of Our Region!

Our Additional Services

We also provide community planning, grant, and technical assistance to our member jurisdictions.  We understand and value the importance of working collaboratively, as we are stronger together and more effective.  Industry markets, workforce, public health, access to healthcare and mental health services, emergency services and environmental issues do not stop at jurisdictional boundaries.  These issues require cooperation and coordination between communities.  The Flint Hills Regional Council exists to support the facilitation of collaborative efforts that bring mutual benefit to the region.

All are welcome to join our meetings, as they are open to the public, and we welcome your support and service!

How You Can Support the Region

More than 80% of our funding comes from restricted grant funding.  Your support of the Flint Hills Regional Council not only empowers the region overall, it enhances our ability to use your donation for match dollars--stretching our local dollars further and increasing our ability to bring in additional grant funding to our region.

Our most recent awards have brought in ~2M in federal funding, with only $167,000 in match contribution.  Our largest challenges are two-fold: 1) We have limited access to funding to meet our match requirements; 2) The use of grant funding is significantly restricted and unrestricted funding is required to meet basic operational expenses.

Approximately half of the awarded funding helps to protect and preserve our region's largest employer and economic generator--Fort Riley.  The funding not only supports Fort Riley's ability to remain mission ready, it also supports the surrounding communities with projects that only through regional collaboration would be possible.  Our two most recent awards total $918,000, which enables us to continue our important work in supporting Fort Riley and the surrounding communities, as well as, serve as a regional leader in our Recovery and Resiliency efforts as a result of COVID-19.

The Flint Hills Regional Council also serves as the administrator of the Flint Hills Economic Development District, which enables us to apply for invitation-only / non-competitive funding through the Economic Development Administration in support of our region and implementation of our regional economic development plan servicing Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley and Wabaunsee Counties.

Your donation would help support our overall operations and mission to enhance economic vitality and improve the quality of life in the Flint Hills.  The Flint Hills Regional Council exist to collaborate, advocate and empower communities to create the best and most prosperous region imaginable. Your gift is tax deductible. Consider making a donation today!