Since our inception in 2010, Fresh Water has continued to grow at an exciting pace. Readership on the site continues on a steady upward trajectory, with each year’s traffic surpassing the previous one in real and substantial ways.
Much of that growth can be attributed to the amazing people on and behind the masthead. Fresh Water has been fortunate to work with great talent, including writers, photographers, sponsors and behind-the-scenes leaders. One of the newest leaders to join the team is Fran DiDonato, who comes on board as local publisher.
Prior to accepting the publisher position, DiDonato spent several years helping to develop new orginaztions like the Cleveland Water Alliance, where she worked as interim executive director. She also worked as a consultant on the Global Cleveland initiative. DiDonato will be looking at new ways that this publication can interact with the community, boost its marketing presence and do an even better job of drawing out story ideas from our readers and stakeholders.
"I'm excited to join the Fresh Water team,” says DiDonato. “I am looking forward to working with our excellent writers and supporters to continue to tell the stories of Cleveland's renaissance."
"In an age where anyone can post a story and get traction over the internet, our job is to curate the best and most interesting stories and tell them through the lens of our writers and photographer. That is where we have found success and I plan to build upon that foundation."
Fresh Water Cleveland is an online publication about the people, ideas and innovators creating a world-class city desirable to the creative class.