Central Ohio Blueways Steering Committee

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission — in partnership with local communities, parks districts, and grassroots organizations — provides residents and visitors with information on where they can safely and legally access the water for paddle sports in Central Ohio’s neighborhoods.


To increase awareness and accessibility to Central Ohio’s rivers and streams in an environmentally responsible manner.

To make water resources in Central Ohio accessible for recreational purposes to all Central Ohioans.

Scioto River Representative2025Vacant
Scioto River Representative2024Vacant
Olentangy River Representative2025Maria Conroy
Olentangy River Representative2024Vacant
Alum Creek Representative2025Laura Ball
Alum Creek Representative2024Vacant
Big Walnut Creek Representative2025Vacant
Big Walnut Creek Representative2024Vacant
City of Columbus2025Tina Mohn
Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks2024Steve Studenmund
A Regional (Non-Franklin) County Parks District2025Tom Davis
Franklin County Engineer’s Office2024James Ramsey, PE
A Regional Soil & Water Conservation District2025Julia Cumming
Friends of Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW)2025Laura Fay
Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries (FACT)2024Dick Lorenz
Experience Columbus2024Jon Tolbert
User Group / At-Large Citizen2025Lisa Daris
User Group / At-Large Citizen2024Daniel Weis


FEBRUARY 14, 2024 (Q1) – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Agenda

MAY 8, 2024 (Q2) – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Agenda

AUGUST 14, 2024 (Q3) – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Agenda

NOVEMBER 13, 2024 (Q4) – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Agenda
Contact Information
Jonathan Miller, MPA, AICP, GISP
Principal Planner

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