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General Information

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Official Mailing Address

Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

In Cleveland/Cuyahoga County
c/o Canalway Partners - Founding Organization
6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 185
Independence, OH  44131

In Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas Counties
c/o Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition - Founding Organization
Richard Howe House
47 W. Exchange Street
Akron, OH  44308


Our Professional Team: 

See a list below of staff involved with the Ohio & Erie Canalway Association. If you still aren't sure who to contact, you can reach out via our online contact form.

Strategic Initiatives

George Ebey
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Akron, OH


Meghan Paynter
Director of Communications, Canalway Partners (Cleveland) 
Co-Director of Communications, Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (Cleveland Area)

Kayla Metzger
Communications Coordinator, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition (Akron) 
Co-Director of Communications, Ohio & Erie Canalway Association (Summit-Stark-Tuscarawas)


Executive Directors 

Daniel M. Rice
President & Chief Executive Officer, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
Co-Executive Director, Ohio & Erie Canalway Association
Akron, OH

Mera Cardenas
Executive Director, Canalway Partners
Co-Executive Director, Ohio & Erie Canalway Association
Cleveland, OH


For National Heritage Area partner questions about interpretation, please contact:

Jennie Vasarhelyi
Supervisory Program Manager for Interpretation, Education & Visitor Services
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Brecksville, OH

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