Central Ohio Greenways
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Date March 17, 2021
Time 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location Remote Meeting
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Date May 12, 2021
Time 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location TBD
Date July 21, 2021
Time 1:30pm-3:00pm
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Date September 22, 2021
Time 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location TBD
Date November 9, 2021
Time 2:30pm-4:00pm
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Kerstin Carr
614.233.4163
kcarr@morpc.org

Central Ohio Greenways

Central Ohio Greenways (COG) is a trail network of national significance spanning 230+ miles, connecting Central Ohio to other parts of the state and country. These trails are traveled more than 12 million miles annually providing economic, quality of life, and health benefits to the community.

The Central Ohio Greenways Board, a committee of MORPC, was formed in 2015. The Board developed a 5-year strategic plan that included the development of a vision and mission statement.

Vision: A world-class network of trails easily accessible to every Central Ohioan.

Mission: Increase greenways trail mileages and use of trails for recreational and transportation needs.

The board seeks to increase the number of people using the regional trail system through trail network expansions, increased programming, improved branding and marketing, and new partnerships. With Central Ohio expected to be a region of three million people over the next 30+ years – bringing an increased demand for more walkable neighborhoods and transportation options – trails have become a critical element for providing a high quality of life to a diverse population. New trail miles will extend existing trails, fill gaps in trail corridors, connect neighborhoods to job centers, and create a truly interconnected network of trails useful for both transportation and recreation.

Central Ohio Greenways

COG Board Members

  • Letty Schamp, Chair
    City of Hilliard
  • Laura Ball, City of Westerville
  • Kacey Brankamp, Capital Crossroads & Discovery District SIDs
  • Leah Evans, Homeport
  • Bertie Fields, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Catherine Girves, Toole Design
  • Autumn Glover, The Ohio State University
  • William Habig, Granville Township (Licking County)
  • Bill Hebble, Franklin County Engineer’s Office
  • Adrienne Joly, City of New Albany
  • Dan Kaderly, Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks
  • Ted Miller, City of Delaware Parks & Natural Resources
  • Alex Nouanesengsy, LCATS
  • Al Obayuwana, YMCA of Central Ohio
  • Eric Oberg, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  • Andrew Overbeck, MKSK Consulting
  • Abby Rhodebeck, REI
  • Mayor David Scheffler, City of Lancaster
  • Kelly Scocco, City of Columbus
  • Tony Slanec, OHM Advisors
  • Scott Ulrich, City of Columbus
  • Julie Walcoff, Toole Design
  • Brad Westall, City of Columbus

COG Board Meeting Materials

2021 Meetings

January 20, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

March 17, 2021

May 12, 2021

July 21, 2021

September 22, 2021

November 9, 2021

 

 

 

2020 Meetings

July 15, 2020

October 14, 2020

Central Ohio Greenways Forum December 8, 2020

Working Groups - Meetings & Meeting Materials

Trail Development

Responsible for developing a Central Ohio Greenways map of existing and future trails, identifying trail gaps in the existing network, and helping with physically connecting the multi-county region through a comprehensive trail network.

2021

February 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

June 17, 2021

August 19, 2021

October 21, 2021

December 16, 2021

2020

December 17, 2020, 9:30 am

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

 

 

 

 

Marketing/Communications

Responsible for promoting trail experiences such that the COG network is seen as a tourist attraction, transportation corridor, and recreational asset; “selling” the many benefits of trails to gain additional buy-in from decision-makers; and creating and updating marketing materials, including reaching audiences through social media outlets, brochures, advertisements, website, and promotional items.

2021

February 23, 2021

April 27, 2021

June 22, 2021

August 24, 2021

October 26, 2021

December 21, 2021

 

2020

December 15, 2020

  • Meeting Packet coming soon!

October 27, 2020

  • Meeting Packet coming soon!

 

Operations & Access

Responsible for encouraging trail use through the development of programmatic initiatives and fostering of new partnerships to ensure success.

2021

January 11, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

March 1, 2021

May 3, 2021

July 12, 2021

September 13, 2021

November 1, 2021

2020

November 2, 2020

  • Meeting Packet coming soon!

 

 

Partnership

Responsible for engaging funders, businesses, healthcare leaders, and elected officials in the advancement of the COG system. This also includes partnering with other transportation, recreation, or health organizations on initiatives related to advancing economic, quality of life, and health benefits to the residents of Central Ohio.

2021

February 16, 2021

April 20, 2021

June 15, 2021

August 17, 2021

October 19, 2021

December 21, 2021

 

2020

August 18, 2020

December 8, 2020

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

 

 

COG Plans & Reports

Impact of Trails Study

Strategic Plan

Best Practices Report

2017 Trail Usage Summary

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