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CEO Letter

A message from CEO, Tara Barney

Tara Barney, E-REP CEO

Our Riverfronts:
A Community-driven Initiative

Last month, we witnessed the enthusiasm and dedication of hundreds of engaged community members actively participating in the Ohio Riverfront Vision and Strategic Plan (ORVSP) input sessions with their invaluable insights, innovative ideas and diverse perspectives. Reach was extended with an online survey that garnered responses from another 2,400 residents, business owners and stakeholders who are deeply invested in our region’s progress.

Now, as we continue on this nine-month planning and design process, the next steps in the Riverfront Process will be guided by the expertise of the esteemed Sasaki consultants. With their profound knowledge and experience in urban design/planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, space planning and more, Sasaki stands as a beacon of excellence in their field. Headquartered in New York, Boston, Denver and Shanghai, they boast a team of passionate individuals hailing from 30 countries and speaking 32 languages. Their collective belief in the power of diverse perspectives, blended disciplines and open exchange aligns perfectly with our vision for a thriving and inclusive community.

Considering our shared passion for riverfront planning, I am thrilled to extend an invitation to our Annual Meeting and Dinner this September. This event, our largest and most well-attended of the year, serves as a celebration of the successes of the past year and sets the stage for an exciting future filled with plans, projects and endless possibilities. It is an occasion where we honor regional businesses and key leaders, recognizing their outstanding contributions and regional impact throughout the year.

The highlight of the Annual Meeting will be the presentation by the lead consultant for the Ohio Riverfront Visioning and Strategic Plan, Sasaki. This informative update is an opportunity for our key stakeholders to hear Sasaki’s plans and the meticulous process they will undertake to shape the future of our riverfronts.

This community-driven initiative emphasizes that every voice matters, and together we can create a future that embraces diversity, collaboration and progress. A place where e is indeed for everyone.

Your active involvement makes a significant impact, and I am confident that, together, we will achieve greatness. Looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting in September!
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