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MARIETTA – With the recent announcement of a potential historic $500 million investment in Ohio’s Appalachia by the DeWine administration, the Buckeye Hills Regional Council is partnering with Designing Local to host a series of workshops aimed at helping communities reinvent their downtowns.

The series is free and open to all Southeast Ohio community leaders, elected officials, nonprofits, and anyone working to make their community a better place to live, work, and play.

Each workshop will cover the themes of outdoor recreation, historic preservation, public art, streetscapes and pedestrian infrastructure.

Designing Local, a certified woman-owned business dedicated to helping communities connect people to their place through culture, will guide communities through best practices in developing small and large-scale revitalization projects. .

Buckeye Hills Regional Council and Designing Local are excited to help communities translate their vision into a unique, engaging and powerful built environment through these workshops. Participation is free, but places are limited. Registration and workshop details are available at buckeyehills.org/events.

The series is presented with support from the US Economic Development Administration. Questions regarding content or locations can be directed to Jada Riley, Development Specialist, at 740-376-7636 or [email protected]

The workshops include:

* Noble County, 4-6 p.m. June 13 at the OSU Extension Office, 46049 Marietta Road, Caldwell.

* Morgan County, 5-7 p.m. June 16 at Stockport Mill, 1995 Broadway Ave., Stockport.

* Washington County, 5-7 p.m. June 22 at Buckeye Hills Regional Council, 1400 Pike St., Marietta.

* Monroe County, 5-7 p.m. June 27 at Generations Complex, 47115 Black Walnut Parkway, Woodsfield.




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Elna M. Lemons