The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium’s (NEOSCC) Vibrant Northeast Ohio initiative is focused on advancing a quality, connected twelve-county region amidst today’s economic climate and stretched resources. Through a diverse group of member organizations and region-wide engagement, the NEOSCC initiative will develop concrete plans while producing collaborative capacity for  action. The aim of these efforts is to create a vibrant and resilient Northeast Ohio that increases our quality of life; connects our communities; welcomes diversity; restores and protects our natural resources; and creates a competitive economic framework for the vitality of our region.

In order to manage the three-year planning process, the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) was established in January 2011. The NEOSCC will develop a coordinated and integrated approach to planning efforts for land use, transportation, economic and workforce development, and infrastructure investments for a 12-county planning area comprised of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit, Stark, Trumbull and Wayne counties.

A small staff, participating members of the consortium, community leaders, and consultants, will lead the program work. During the course of the plan development, a variety of engagement efforts will be launched to facilitate input from stakeholders throughout the entire Northeast Ohio region.

NEOSCC Work Plan

Member Organizations

Board Members

2012 NEOSCC Board Members

Executive Committee Members

2012 NEOSCC Executive Committee Members


Hunter Morrison, 
Program Director

Emma Barcelona
Deputy Program Director

Jeff Anderle, 
Manager, Communications & Engagement

Anthony Kobak, 
Project Manager, Housing & Communities

Joseph MacDonald, 
Project Manager, Environments

Kelley Britt, 
Project Manager, Connections

Mark Barbash, 
Project Manager, Economic Development

Kelly Harris
, Administrator

Zach Brown
, Graduate Intern

Grant Taylor, 
Graduate Intern