Ohio & Erie Canalway Association

Celebrating the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow.

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Board of Directors

A collaborative spirit guides the Association: the OECA board is comprised of members from both founding organizations' boards. It consists of ten members representing all four counties within the National Heritage Area. These members are appointed to govern the decisions on federal funding, while meeting the obligations of planning and local match required by the legislation.

The executive committee of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Association consists of the chairman, immediate past chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Superintendent Craig Kenkel serves an ex officio role on the board.

Directors and staff of the two founding organizations along with Cuyahoga Valley National Park staff provide technical assistance to and work in partnership with the Canalway.

Executive Committee
Effective 2016 & serving two-year terms:

Christopher Burnham, Chairman

Michael L. Hardy, Vice Chair
Mike Hoffman, Secretary
Patrick Holland, Treasurer
Tom Yablonsky, Immediate Past Chair

Board Members

Barbara Behn Deeds
Barbara Bennett
Christopher Burnham
Michael Hardy
Jeffrey Herold
Patrick Holland
Mike Hoffman
J. Bret Treier
Tom Yablonsky

Craig Kenkel, ex officio

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