Ohio's Appalachian Country

 Ohio's Appalachian Country, Inc.


For the past 15 years, Ohio's Appalachian Country, Inc. (OAC) has worked to draw attention and visitors to Ohio's Appalachian Region.  Our organization operates as a non-profit tourism association working with the 32 Appalachian Counties of Ohio to promote tourism.  We believe tourism is the most sustainable form of economic development for this region.

Our partners include the Governor's Office of Appalachia, tourism organizations operating in the region, along with attractions, parks, shopping, dining and lodging businesses.  

In addition to producing this website, OAC also produces a bi-annual Travel Guide, available for viewing on this website.  Cooperative marketing opportunities, networking, group tour marketing and professional workshops are also offered to members.  

Ohio's Appalachian Country serves as the representative for the State of Ohio on the Appalachian Regional Commission's Tourism Council, which produced a Civil War 150 Map and Promotional Section in American Heritage Magazine, Bon Appetite Appalachia, and two previous features on the Appalachian Region in National Geographic magazine.

Membership is $100 annually.  For more information, contact any of the officers listed below.


Ohio's Appalachian Country 2018 Board of Trustees

Diane Lautenschleger, President

Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Marilyn Tanious, Vice President

Great Lakes Publishing

Jan Myers, Secretary

Junction Enterprises

Melody Young, Treasurer

Ross/Chillicothe County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dixie Wyler, Immediate Past- President

Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau

Amy Rutledge, Northeast 

Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lori Kappes, Eastern Representative

Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Audrey Martin, Central Representative

Hocking Hills Tourism

Sonya Cropper, Western Representative

Brown County Ohio Tourism

Lisa Underwood, Member at Large

Ohio Travel Pavillon

Destiny Bryson, Member at Large

Highland County Convention and Visitors Bureau