Ohio’s UNESCO World Heritage nomination process (currently focused on moving the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks forward) is being managed by the Steering Committee, currently chaired by John E. Hancock of the University of Cincinnati, and comprised of representatives from each of the owners, managers, and interpreters of the sites. We are:
The Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society), Columbus, Ohio (owners of the Newark Earthworks, Serpent Mound, and Fort Ancient), Jackie Barton,* Director of Historic Sites & Facilities
The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, Bainbridge, Ohio (managers of Serpent Mound)
The Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University at Newark, Ohio (interpreters of the Newark Earthworks, managers of The Ancient Ohio Trail tourism guides), Marti Chaatsmith (Comanche Nation Citizen), Interim Director; Richard Shiels,* Emeritus Professor
The Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites at the University of Cincinnati (creators of interactive site exhibits and of The Ancient Ohio Trail tourism guides), John E. Hancock,* Project Director
* Also a member of the project’s Executive Committee.