Photo courtesy of Rob Core

About FLOW

GreenSpot Conversations: Health of the Olentangy River

A conversation with Laura Fay and Jim Palus


FLOW – our story, as told by M.O.R.P.C.

FLOW’s Board of Directors:

FLOW is governed by a Board of Directors that operates according to FLOW’s by-laws and makes decisions based on majority vote, although consensus is sought.

The Board of Directors consists of 9 dedicated members who volunteer their time and resources to ensure the success of the organization. Board members are elected by FLOW’s dues-paying members (at the annual meeting) and serve 3-year terms. Board terms are staggered so that one-third of the Board, or 3 Board seats are open for election every year. Board members meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide organizational direction to FLOW staff.

FLOW invites those who are interested in taking an active decision-making role in the organization to apply for Board nomination. Contact us for more information on application procedures and deadlines.

Chair – Kelly Thiel
Vice Chair – Danielle Johnson

Monica Backs
Bob Campbell
Ellie Nowels
Jim Palus
Cory Richmond

3528 N. High Street, Ste. F
Columbus, OH 43214-4090
Voice: 614-267-3386


A History of FLOW

FLOW (Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed) was formed as a non-profit 501c3 in August 1997. Our mission is to keep the Olentangy River and its tributaries clean and safe for all to enjoy, through public education, volunteer activities, and coordination with local decision-makers.

View of the Olentangy River north of Henderson
© George C. Anderson

As FLOW changes to meet the environmental and social challenges of the 21st century, we are excited about the possibilities for action that lie ahead. The opportunities for communication that exist today are unprecedented and filled with potential. FLOW aims to use these to reach a larger audience, in order to instill a common regard for the resources on which we all depend.