PWR 2016 Featured Speaker - Mary Burke Rivers

Mary Burke Rivers is the Executive Director of Over-the-Rhine Community Housing. She has served in that position for over 20 years. Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) develops housing and community in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. OTRCH has developed over 600 units of housing and manages over 420 units. OTRCH has won numerous awards over the years for its development work, most recently winning a 2014 Rehabilitation Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association for the historic rehab of 1500 Elm St. Mary serves on the boards of the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio, The Finance Fund, and Affordable Housing Advocates where she is the chairperson. In 2007 Mary was named one of six “Women of OTR”. In 2010 Mary received the buddy gray award from the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless. Mary is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati, Class 34.