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, a bi-annual travel show, 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 this year's Civil War 150 Map and Promotional Section in American Heritage Magazine, 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 2015 Board of Trustees
Dixie Wyler, President
Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau
Deana Clark, Vice President
Burr Oak Lodge
Jan Myers, Secretary
Melody Young, Treasurer
Ross/Chillicothe County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Amy Rutledge, Immediate Past President
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
Ohio River Trails, Inc.
Diane Lautenschleger, Northeast Representative
Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Marilyn Tanious, Member at Large
Great Lakes Publishing Company
Brya Long, Member at Large