Great Miami Riverway Summit to be held April 1 in Dayton


For the Miami Valley Today

DAYTON — The 2022 Great Miami Riverway Summit will be held Friday, April 1, in the Eichelberger Pavilion at the Carillon Historical Park in Dayton. The event’s focus is how Riverway communities can better position themselves to attract new economic investment. The agenda also includes discussions on how communities can attract and retain employees, and presentations on the state of the Great Miami River’s water quality.

Sponsored by Kettering Health, the keynote features Bill Weyland and Barry Alberts from Weyland Ventures, a development firm known for creating unique mixed-use properties in urban areas across the nation, including the Louisville Slugger Museum. Weyland developed The Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse in Dayton and have consulted with the cities of Piqua and Sidney on the design of their riverfront plans.

In addition, there will be exciting announcements from the mayors of every Riverway community including: Dayton, Hamilton, Sidney, Troy, Piqua, Tipp City, 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 the Carillon Historical Park and the National Aviation Heritage Area sites. A special visioning session will be held after the Summit to gather ideas for improving the river corridor between Stewart Street and the I-75 interchange near the University of Dayton.

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 2022 Riverway Summit is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch, tours, and a post-reception. A limited number of tickets are still available at:

The Great Miami Riverway is more than just a river. This regional destination in southwest Ohio includes more than 99 miles of paved trails and connected communities where you can surf the river, cycle the bike trail, and find your way through charming downtowns.

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. Visit for more information.

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