Lauren Anderson, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition’s Event Coordinator, is a Northeast Ohio native with a soft spot for Akron. She has been active in the community in many ways, including owning NOTO Boutique in downtown Akron, being on Downtown Akron Partnership’s Board of Directors and Retail Committee, and participating in Akron Public Schools’ Pathway Program. She has also served on the Knight Foundation Community Advisory Committee.  Lauren will be responsible for planning many of the organization’s events and programs, including the Canal Boat Captain’s Ball, Congressman Ralph Regula Memorial Ride, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Towpath 50, and the Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5k.