Community Development
130 High Street, Hamilton OH

Tel: 513-785-5391
Hours:  8:00am - 5:00pm

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Name: Desmond Maaytah
Title: Community Development Manager
Phone: (513) 785-5391
About: Desmond manages the CIP, CDBG, and HOME Projects for Butler County. After graduating from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Building Science, he moved to Atlanta to work in construction project management. Desmond joined the Butler County Department of Development in 2002.
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Name: Karen Gabbard
Title: Community Development Specialist
Phone: (513) 785-5391

Karen manages CDBG and HOME Projects and enjoys assisting residents with the application process, detailing contract agreements, environmental reviews and monitoring of county agencies. Prior to joining Community Development, Karen received an Associate's Degree in Business to begin over thirty years' experience working throughout the tri-state area. She joined the Community Development office in 2005.



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Name: Brenda J. Wright
Title: Bookkeeper/Secretary
Phone: (513) 785-5391
About: Brenda has been with the department since August of 2001. Prior to this position, she worked as an Accounting/Office Manager and has always been employed in the accounting field. She is responsible for maintaining the financial records, reports, disbursement of funds and various functions for the Community Development Block Grants, the Capital Improvement Projects, and the HOME Program.
Butler County Plan for Our Future
Public Meetings and Focus Groups
  • Butler County Public Meeting - April 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM (EST)
  • Butler County Focus Group on Community Needs - April 22, 2020 @ 11:00 AM (EST)
  • Butler County Focus Group on Housing Needs - April 22, 2020 @ 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Butler County Focus Group on Economic Development - April 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM (EST)

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Butler County Commissioners: Donald L. Dixon, Cindy Carpenter, T.C. Rogers

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