Sustaining Scioto Board

The Sustaining Scioto Board guides the Sustaining Scioto Implementation Plan to help the region adapt to climate change and ensure access to clean and abundant water for a growing region.

In 2019, MORPC convened Central Ohio stakeholders to form the Sustaining Scioto Subcommittee that was charged with developing the Sustaining Scioto Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan identifies a range of projects and initiatives that will advance the adaptive strategies identified in the Sustaining Scioto  report. To ensure project advancement, MORPC unanimously approved the formation of the Sustaining Scioto Board in December 2019.

The Board consists of project funders, such as the City of Columbus, Del-Co Water, and the City of Marysville, as well as representatives from key stakeholder groups including agriculture, local and state government, higher education, water and wastewater service providers, non-profit conservation groups, and other community-based organizations.

Board Members
  • Kristen Atha, AECOM – Chair
  • Glenn Marzluf, Del-Co Water Co.– Vice Chair
  • Larry Antosch, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  • Brian Brandt, American Farmland Trust
  • Jessica D’Ambrosio, The Nature Conservancy
  • Laura Fay, Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed
  • Jennifer Fish, Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Jeff Lewis, Ohio EPA
  • Niki Lemin, Franklin County Public Health
  • Maura Maher, RAMA Consulting
  • Michelle Mattix, Marion Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Donella Pettenski, City of Columbus Public Utilities
  • Rob Priestas, City of Columbus Public Utilities
  • Scott Stephens, Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Steve Stolte, Union County
  • David Straub, United States Geological Survey
  • Rick Van Gundy, Scioto River Valley Federation
  • Aaron Wilson, Ohio State Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

Meeting Materials

2020 Meetings

December 9, 2020 2:00 pm

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April 29, 2020

June 24, 2020

August 26, 2020

October 28, 2020

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Agricultural and Rural Communities Outreach Team

November 19, 2020 10:00 am

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