It’s Not Too Late to Become a NWCA Trustee!

Trustees are elected by members and are volunteers who serve two-year terms. If you are interested in becoming a trustee, complete the application and return to NWCA, P.O. Box 20134, Columbus, OH 43220 or email to Please return no later than April 23rd.

It’s a great way to know what is happening in the community and it can be fun!

Don’t forget you need to be a paid-up member to run or to vote on trustees. Member Application


The City of Columbus is interested in our community’s opinion on their draft Climate Action Plan. They want to understand the potential positive and negative consequences of these actions on our neighborhood.

These are intended to be small groups of about 10 people to encourage a robust discussion. If you are interested in participating in such a discussion, email

I will be facilitating one or more of these sometime in January depending on response. You would not be committed until there are dates and times.

Please also pass this invitation on to anyone in the Northwest area who might be interested. These conversations will be happening in other neighborhoods as well.

Cheryl Grossman, President NWCA

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
October 24 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
13 locations in and around Columbus

SWACO is a proud supporter of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of unwanted prescription drugs in ways that keep our environment safe while also educating the community about the potential for prescription drug abuse. We partner with local law enforcement, communities and private partners across Franklin County to host these important events.

Please note that only pills will be accepted at all of these locations unless otherwise noted. For more information on ways to safely dispose of prescription pills or for tips on how to talk to your kids about prescription drug misuse, visit

Have You Completed the 2020 Census?

A lot of people in Franklin County and Ohio have yet to complete the 2020 Census. The Census is important because for the next decade, higher responding states and communities will get their fair share of:

  • Congressional representation,
  • Medicaid and CHIP money to fund hospitals and doctors,
  • Funding for transit and infrastructure,
  • Money for education from pre-school to college to adult,
  • Emergency food assistance,
  • Grants for firefighters, and
  • Pollution clean-up, and other federal money.

The good news is that Ohio has counted 92.4% of it’s citizens; the bad news is that may still leave a million people uncounted. Take the Census if you haven’t and encourage others to complete it as well.

You can find out more at the Franklin County Census site and the US Census site.