MIAMI VALLEY — Elizabeth Connor has began in the newly created position of Great Miami Riverway coordinator.
A partnership of 18 cities and agencies is working to promote the Great Miami Riverway from Sidney to Hamilton as a single destination. The Great Miami Riverway is more than just the river or the bike trail, it includes a rich diversity of unique river towns, abundant land and water recreation, arts, culture, historic destinations, programs, fun events and festivals.
This new position will focus on marketing, communication and placemaking to attract visitors to the Great Miami Riverway while actively pursuing diverse funding opportunities and additional partners. The partners believe these efforts will support economic development and strengthen river corridor neighborhoods.
Connor will be responsible for:
• Developing a marketing and communication plan to attract visitors to the Riverway.
• Promoting the cities, parks, events, places and attractions along the Riverway.
• Facilitating a regional partnership to support placemaking in the Riverway.
Previously, Connor was owner and president of EWC Media, LLC. She also served as executive director of Lake County (Ohio) Historical Society and worked with the Lake County (Ohio) Visitors Bureau.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Northern Michigan University and a Master of Arts management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
“We are excited by the experience and expertise that Elizabeth brings to MCD and are looking forward to promoting the Riverway with her guidance and enthusiasm,” says Janet Bly, MCD general manager.
As Riverway coordinator, Connor is an employee of the Miami Conservancy District (MCD). MCD is facilitating the Riverway effort on behalf of the partners.