The Cuyahoga River AOC Advisory Committee meets quarterly and meetings are open to the public.



JANUARY 22, 2019

APRIL 9, 2019

JULY 9, 2019

OCTOBER 8, 2019


locations to be determined



DECEMBER 4, 2014

JANUARY 15, 2015

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

APRIL 16, 2015

JULY 23, 2015

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

JANUARY 21, 2016

APRIL 21, 2016

JULY 14, 2016

OCTOBER 20, 2016

JANUARY 17, 2017

APRIL 19, 2017

JULY 20, 2017

OCTOBER 10, 2017

JANUARY 23, 2018

APRIL 24, 2018

JULY 24, 2018

OCTOBER 23, 2018


1/23/18 NEORSD presentation (pdf)


Download the powerpoint outlining the new AOC organizing framework.


To receive notices of meetings,
or more information, contact Jane at 216.241.2414 x610 or email



The 2018 AOC Advisory Committee

The work of delisting the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern is directed by a committee of stakeholders representing community groups, businesses, government agencies and other organizations working for clean water, watershed stewardship and restoration.

The Committee's role is to develop strategic priorities for removing Beneficial Use Impairments and delisting the AOC, and to advise Ohio EPA on measures to implement such strategies.

Cuyahoga River Restoration (formerly Cuyahoga River Community Planning) is the nonprofit facilitating organization that staffs the Advisory Committee.

Jennifer Grieser, Chair
Cleveland Metroparks

Meiring Borcherds, Vice Chair
Mill Creek Watershed Partnership

Alison Ball
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Peter Bode
West Creek Conservancy

Robert Brand
Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Ellen Brown-Armstrong
Public Member

Ana Burns
Davey Group

Kate Chapel
Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners

Thomas Denbow

Katie Evans
Public Member

Grace Gallucci

Matthew Gray
City of Cleveland

Frank Greenland

Pat Gsellman, P.E.
City of Akron Engineering

Joseph Hadley

Scott Hardy
Ohio Sea Grant

Bill Hughes
Public Member

Leila Jackson
Public Member

Kevin Kratt
Tetra Tech

Elaine Marsh
Metroparks, Serving Summit County

Rebecca McCleary
City of Cuyahoga Falls

Elizabeth Hiser
Euclid Creek

Howard Simon
Public Member

Jordyn Stoll
Public Member

Bryan Stubbs
Cleveland Water Alliance

Jacquelyn Zevenbergen
Friends of the Crooked River


Curt Wagner
ODNR Division of Wildlife

Jo Ann Banda
US Fish & Wildlife Service

Chad Ferguson
Ohio EPA

Brian Hinterberger
US Army Corps Of Engineers

Lisa Petit
National Park Service / Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This product or publication was financed in part or totally through a grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, with funds from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The contents and views, including any opinions, findings, or conclusions or recommendations, contained in this product or publication are those of the authors and have not been subject to any U.S. EPA or Ohio EPA peer or administrative review and may not necessarily reflect the views of either Agency, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

 Cuyahoga River Restoration
formerly Cuyahoga River Community Planning

is the local 501c3 facilitating organization that raises funds, manages programs and projects, including this website, and coordinates, staffs, and assists the Advisory Committee.

1299 Superior Ave. E • Cleveland, OH 44114
216-241-2414 •