The RiverWay South Apalachicola Choctawhatchee Organization (RWSAC)
RiverWay South is a team of ten Northwest Florida counties bordering the Apalachicola and Choctawhatchee Rivers. The counties have joined together to create a regional tourism destination. Our mission is to create a regional rural tourism organization that encourages sustainable tourism through public/private partnerships to preserve and promote the unique resources of the Apalachicola and Choctawhatchee River Basins in Florida. We carry out this mission by providing services that enhance and support the tourism industry throughout the region.
Since 2010 RiverWay South has leveraged local contributions with grant funding and in-kind services totaling over $450,000 to carry out the mission of the organization. In 2015 RiverWay South was able to match every dollar of local funding received with more than six dollars from other sources to deliver a comprehensive and robust package of marketing and educational programs and materials.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President – Pam Fuqua, Jackson County, 78 Degree Media Vice President – Kristy Terry, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce
Secretary/Treasurer – Ashley Pettis, Holmes County Development Commission Immediate Past President – Heather Lopez, Washington County Tourist Development Council John Alter, Northwest Florida Water Management District
Christine Andreasen, Jackson County Tourist Development Council
Bruce Ballister, Apalachee Regional Planning Council
Curt Blair, Franklin County Tourist Development Council
Benjamin Chandler, Gadsden County, Chattahoochee Main Street
Jason Cutshaw, Walton Visitors Center, Tourist Development Council
Susan Estes Opportunity Florida Lee Garner, Gadsden County Tourist Development Council, City of Chattahoochee
Melinda Gates, Walton County
Allara Gutcher, Regional Representative, The Planning Collaborative
Homer Hirt, Jackson County
Jerrie Lindsey, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Rebecca Prince, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and TDC John Solomon, Franklin County, Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce
Betty Webb, Project Manager PO Box 473 – Apalachicola, FL 32329 – (850) 323-0567
For more information about RiverWay South send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
RWSAC governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements are available upon request.