Our Team

Mike Couch

Michael Couch



Executive Director

Michael Couch has been with Flint Hills Regional Council since February 2024 as the Executive Director.

Prior to joining the Flint Hills Regional Council, Couch held positions as the superintendent in Kansas USD 364, 109 and 474, as well as a principal and teacher in more than five Kansas communities. Couch holds a Master’s Degree in School Administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Oklahoma Christian University.

Janna Williams



Regional Planner

Janna joined the Flint Hills Regional Council team in February 2017, and most recently served as the Interim Director until June 2020.  Janna is our lead on two Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation grants supporting the implementation of Fort Riley / Flint Hills Joint Land Use Study recommendations.  The most recent award of $518,246 is funding a variety of projects including Military Infrastructure Resiliency, Wind Turbine proposed legislation, the Green Valley Transportation Study, the Unmanned Aircraft System Corridor Phase II project, the Junction City Housing Condition Assessment, and more.

Williams also serves as our lead on a 2018 Community Assessment of Hazardous Substance & Petroleum Brownfields Program funded by a $600,000 award through the Environmental Protection Agency and assists the Executive Director with some financial and operational management duties.

Her prior work with the Flint Hills Regional Council included serving as the lead on the Wabaunsee County Comprehensive Plan, which includes seven incorporated cities.  She also developed the Communities to Call Home website, which is a marketing tool for 26 communities in the Flint Hills Region and managed the Flint Hills Regional Institute that provided technical assistance and capacity building for communities throughout the Flint Hills.

Janna earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, with a Certificate in Geographic Systems.  Janna served as an Assistant Planner in Stillwater, Oklahoma before joining the Division of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University as a statewide Facilities and Project Manager.

Grant Specialist

Holly Boice joined the Flint Hills Regional Council as a grant specialist in July 2022.

Prior to FHRC, Holly was the editor of The Junction City Union newspaper in Junction City, KS. She moved to Junction City with her husband Edward in 2021.

She has earned awards for her writing, including two Awards of Excellence from the Kansas Press Association a first place Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalism.

Holly graduated with honors from Waynesburg University with a BA in Communications and minor degrees in Public Relations and Theatre.