Rare ADD History Document Found
Ivan C. Potter
(Clinton, KY- February 14, 2018) - Recently I found buried deep in my personal archives of Kentucky state planning documents, an important document on the early formation of the Kentucky Area Development Districts. It was a 1972 memo on "ADDs: Issues of Current Concern."
I have probably the only major collection of important state and Area Development District (ADD) planning documents in Kentucky. My focus through the years has been the collecting of regional planning, state planning, governor election transition documents, and federalism research.
Many of my records dwelt with the formation, organization of, and eventually the death of Kentucky Program Development Office. During 1972 I was a young regional planner for the state and oversaw specialized sections of the Kentucky Area Development Districts (ADDs) formation.
The document I found concerned the administration and day to day operational concerns of the new ADDs.
MEMO: ADDs: Issues of Current Concern
Date: June 12, 1972
To: Joe Grey, Director KPDO
From: Ivan Potter, Regional Planner
Subject: Rules and Concerns for Administrative Oversight of the ADDs