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Great Miami Riverway Summit to Be Held April 14 in Sidney; Featuring Amy Acton

Acton is President and CEO of the RAPID 5 Project in central Ohio

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SIDNEY - The 2023 Riverway Summit is to be held at the recently restored Historic Sidney Theater in downtown Sidney, Ohio on Friday, April 14. The agenda features Amy Acton, former Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Acton now leads RAPID 5, a plan to connect Franklin County’s trail network with five stream corridors to put nature at the center of quality of life and economic growth.

   Hosted by the City of Sidney, the Summit also features Lydia Mihalik, Director of the Ohio Department of Development who will speak on statewide initiatives, and the intersection of economic development and tourism. Sidney City Manager, Andrew Bowsher, will speak on the city’s recent growth, and facilitate a panel discussion of developers who are investing in many Riverway communities.

   Sidney and Shelby County have the largest number of manufacturing jobs per capita in Ohio. Including the recent announcement of 1,200 new jobs by Semcorp, producer of electric vehicle battery components.

   In addition, there will be exciting announcements from the mayors of every Riverway community including: Hamilton, Sidney, Troy, Trenton, Piqua, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Middletown, Franklin, and the county commissioners of Miami and Montgomery counties. Director Dan Foley will highlight the Riverway's recent achievements and announce special new programs in development.

   The agenda also includes tours of Tawawa Park, architectural landmarks and historic sites.  The annual Riverway Summit attracts community leaders, real estate developers, tourism professionals, business owners, and those interested in the Great Miami River, including its trails and its cities’ economic development. 

   The 2023 Riverway Summit is scheduled for 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and includes lunch, tours, and a post-reception. Sponsorships are still available. More information and tickets at:


   Led by the Miami Conservancy District, the Great Miami Riverway is building a strong, vibrant network of communities, connected by 99 miles of river, by increasing economic and community investment to attract more visitors, customers, jobs, and talented workers to southwest Ohio.

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