Central Ohio Greenways
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Date January 19, 2022
Time 10:00am-11:30am
Location MORPC

Kerstin Carr

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

  • Chair Michael Andrako, Franklin County Engineer’s Office
  • Laura Ball, City of Westerville
  • Ariunaa Bayanjargal
  • Kacey Brankamp, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District
  • Bertie Fields
  • Catherine Girves
  • Autumn Glover, Ohio Health
  • William Habig, Granville Township
  • Adrienne Joly, City of New Albany
  • Dan Kaderly, Metro Parks
  • Alex Nouanesengsy, LCATS
  • Eric Oberg, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  • Andrew Overbeck, MKSK
  • Wayne Roberts, Friends of Madison County Parks & Trails
  • Letty Schamp, City of Hilliard
  • Kelly Scocco, City of Columbus
  • Tony Slanec, OHM Advisors
  • Scott Ulrich, Columbus Public Health Department
  • Julie Walcoff, Toole Design
  • Brad Westall, City of Columbus

COG Board Meeting Materials

2021 Meetings

January 20, 2021

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.

2022 Meetings

January 11, 2022

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

2021 Meetings

February 18, 2021

April 15, 2021

June 17, 2021

August 19, 2021

October 21, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!


December 17, 2020, 9:30 am






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.


February 23, 2021

April 27, 2021

June 22, 2021

August 24, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

October 26, 2021, 2:00 pm

December 14, 2021



December 15, 2020

October 27, 2020


Operations & Access

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


January 10, 2022

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

March 7, 2022
May 2, 2022
July 11, 2022
September 12, 2022
November 7, 2022



January 11, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

March 1, 2021

May 3, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

July 12, 2021

September 13, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

November 1, 2021


November 2, 2020

  • Meeting Packet coming soon!




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 Meetings

June 15, 2021

  • Meeting Packet Coming Soon!

2020 Meetings

August 18, 2020

December 8, 2020



COG Plans & Reports

Impact of Trails Study

Strategic Plan

Best Practices Report

2017 Trail Usage Summary

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