MWCD Receives Statewide Marketing Awards

October 27, 2022

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation, held Oct. 13 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio. MWCD received awards for Radio Advertisement, Print Advertisement, Television Advertisement, and Annual Report. Accepting the award was Adria Bergeron, Director of Marketing and Communications, and Ethan Zucal, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator.

The Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards recognize excellence in Ohio’s hospitality and tourism industry for efforts in advertising, marketing, and public relations. In this year’s competition, the Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance Yearly (RUBY) Awards had 184 entries in 17 categories. The awards, sponsored by Ohio Magazine, were presented during the Ohio Conference on Tourism, the state’s tourism conference for all sectors of the tourism industry.

Nine marketing professionals representing academia, consulting firms and ad agencies judged each entry on the basis of concept, results and creativity.

“Competition for these awards seems to grow every year,” said Melinda Huntley, Ohio Travel Association executive director. “Winners truly represent the best of the best in marketing strategy and design. It’s inspiring.”

“The organizations that are represented at the Ohio Conference on Tourism are some of the best in the state,” said Bergeron. “I am so proud to bring home these awards. Competition is tough and to be recognized is an honor and I am proud to represent the MWCD.”

The Ohio Travel Association is a nonprofit trade association representing travel and tourism-related businesses throughout the state. For more information on OTA, visit

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