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



APRIL 20, 2020 - 9am
location tbd

JULY 20, 2020 - 9am
Pond Brook field trip

OCTOBER 19, 2020
location tbd


2019 Minutes

OCTOBER 7, 2019

JULY 9, 2019

APRIL 8, 2019

JANUARY 22, 2019


2018 Minutes

OCTOBER 23, 2018

JULY 24, 2018

APRIL 24, 2018

JANUARY 23, 2018


2017 Minutes

OCTOBER 10, 2017

JULY 20, 2017

APRIL 19, 2017

JANUARY 17, 2017


2016 Minutes

OCTOBER 20, 2016

JULY 14, 2016

APRIL 21, 2016

JANUARY 21, 2016


2015 Minutes

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

JULY 23, 2015

APRIL 16, 2015

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

JANUARY 15, 2015


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 2020 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

William Hughes, Vice Chair
 Public Member

Peter Bode
 West Creek Conservancy

Robert Brand
 Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Daniel Brown
 Partners Environmental

Ana Burns
 Davey Group

Kate Chapel
 Tinker's Creek Watershed Partners

Shannon Conway
 Stantec, Inc.

Kathleen Evans
 Public Member

Grace Gallucci

Frank Greenland

Pat Gsellman, P.E.
 City of Akron Engineering

Joseph Hadley

Kristin Hall
 City of Cleveland

Scott Hardy
 Ohio Sea Grant

Martin Hilovsky
 EnviroScience, Inc.

Elizabeth Hiser
 Euclid Creek

Whitnye Long Jones
 Organic Connects

Kevin Kratt
 Tetra Tech

Elaine Marsh
 Summit Metro Parks

Rebecca McCleary
 City of Cuyahoga Falls

Elaine Price
 Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Judith Auer Shaw
 Public Member

Jordyn Stoll
 Public Member

Bryan Stubbs
 Cleveland Water Alliance


Melanie Barbis
Ohio EPA

Jo Ann Banda
 US Fish & Wildlife Service

Russell Brandenburg
 US Army Corps Of Engineers

Lisa Petit
 National Park Service / Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Curt Wagner
 ODNR Division of Wildlife

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.

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