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.


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:  info@explorenwflorida.com


RWSAC governing documents, conflict of interest policy, and financial statements are available upon request.