Meredith Florkey of Ohio Naturally teaching a session at the 2022 Summit
Meredith Florkey of Ohio Naturally teaching a session at the 2022 Summit

We have over 20 partner agencies in the Miami Valley.

Our partners come from many disciplines and include public agencies, private businesses, schools, and more! Our common goal is to give children more opportunities outdoors. 

Complete Partner List 

Become a Partner 

We would love to have you join us as a partner! If you are interested in attending an Executive Committee meeting, please contact us! 


Partners are asked to do the following:

  • Share MVLNCI information with your contacts
  • Participate in our Summits, Education Sessions, and Networking Events as you are able
  • Keep your agency’s information up to date in our database annually.

Partners can become more involved by: 

  • Offering workshops and educational programming at our events
  • Assisting with events
  • Joining the Executive Committee 
  • Chair Projects
  • Send your event info to MVLNCI for advertisement to our Partners

  Fill Out This Survey to Become A Partner! Agencies only. We are no longer accepting individuals.

Executive Committee

Doug Horvath, Five Rivers MetroParks

Cinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton, Miami County Park District

Stacey Shern:  Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County 

Katy Lucas, Centerville-Washington Park District

Abbey Pettiford, Dayton Children’s Hospital

June Drieling, Brukner Nature Center

Meredith L. Florkey, Ohio Naturally

Frances Boyens, Independent


The MVLNCI collaborative engages and empowers our community to make time and create access for outdoor exploration, play and learning.

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