Jessie Powers

Jessie Powers serves as the Executive Director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia (ORCA), where she focuses on establishing regional partnerships to capitalize on the area’s outdoor recreational resources in addition to working on community engagement. ORCA is a council of governments whose mission is to develop outdoor recreation opportunities across governmental boundaries that create sustainable and equitable economic development, inspiring communities throughout Appalachian Ohio.  Jessie also oversees funding and management of the Baileys Trail System. Previously, she was an Athens County Planner.