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It’s That Time!

It’s time for the AMATS Annual Meeting! Please note that registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting ends Friday, Sept. 29. This year’s meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Michelle May, Highway Safety Program Manager
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

The day’s featured speakers include Michelle May, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Highway Safety Program manager, and Dan Rice, the president and chief executive officer of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition (OECC).

May has been a member of the ODOT for more than 34 years, serving in communication and program management roles. For the past 15 years, she has managed the department’s $185 million Highway Safety Program, which provides technical expertise and funding to state and local governments to prevent severe crashes on Ohio roads. She also manages a statewide coalition of organizations focused on reducing traffic deaths and serious injuries – including those involving distracted driving, speeding, pedestrians, and young drivers.

Dan Rice, President and CEO
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Since 1994, during Rice’ time with the OECC, he has worked with over 150 community partnerships and raised over $75 million in development funds for the development of the 101-mile, multi-use Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. The coalition also serves as the convener for Akron Reimagining the Civic Commons, a $40 million investment in public space, park, and trail improvements along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Akron

May and Rice will describe the achievements and challenges facing their respective programs and coalitions. We look forward to seeing you in October!