June 2nd NWCA Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Agenda

Speaker: Sarah Pomeroy, Assistant City Attorney, Zone Initiative

Sarah will share what her office does, specifically focusing on nuisance abatement in the city which can include everything from housing/zoning codes to criminal activity at residences, hotels, liquor-permit premises, etc.  

Topic: NWCA June Meeting
Time: Jun 2, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meet the Trustee Candidates (and vote for them)

To vote for Trustees of the Northwest Civic Association, you must be a member in good standing. See our membership page to learn more. New members are reviewed for location and must be approved by the Board.

See profiles of candidates below.

2021 NWCA Trustee Election Instructions and Ballot

Please mail ballots so that they are received NO LATER THAN June 1, 2021

  1. The election is being conducted by mail.
  2. You may vote for as many people as you wish. Trustees are elected if they receive 50% +1 of votes cast. Only members may vote.
  3. Ballots and accompanying materials will be emailed to members and posted on the website (http://northwestcivic.org)
  4. If you cannot print out a ballot, you may vote by writing down your selected candidates. Whether on the ballot or written out, please do the following;
    1. Place your ballot in a blank, unmarked envelope and seal it.
    2. Place this envelope in a second envelope and address to: NWCA Election, P.O. Box 20134, Columbus, OH 43220.
    3. Include your return address on the outer envelope. This will be used to confirm your eligibility to vote.
    4. Stamp and mail.
  5. On June 1st or 2nd (depending on schedules) two trustees not on the ballot will confirm your eligibility to vote and separate the inner sealed envelope which will go to a second pair of trustees who will count the votes.
  6. Results will be announced at the June 2, 2021 Meeting.

2021 NWCA Ballot
Vote for as many as you wish. Only members may vote. Return no later than June 1, 2021. See above.

□ Steve Donnell

□ Marilyn Goodman

□ John Guroy  

□ Kori Mulligan  

□ Sam Simoes  

□ Stacey Swanson  

□ Roy Wentzel  

2021 Candidates for Trustees of the Northwest Civic Association (NWCA) for terms ending June 30, 2023

Steve Donnell

Steve Donnell grew up in North Central PA and has been living in Columbus since 1977. He and his wife of 40+ years have two children and one grandchild. Steve is retired but keeps busy with part time work. He has worked as a licensed OHSAA football official for almost 30 years up until 2014 and is currently an assistant football coach at Centennial High School. Steve is president of the Rittenhouse Square Condo Association and has assisted NWCA with presentations to the City.

Marilyn Goodman

Marilyn was President of the Northwest Civic Association from 2009-2010, and rejoined the NWCA Board in 2017.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati.  In her first career, she was a psychotherapist and CEO of four nonprofit behavioral healthcare organizations.  In her second career as a Paralegal, she worked at Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Disability Rights Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and JPMorgan Chase.  Now retired, in addition to volunteering for NWCA, she is a Tour Guide at the Ohio Supreme Court, and is on the Steering Committee of Conestoga, the fundraising group for the Ohio History Connection.  Marilyn lives in Riverside Green.

John Guroy

John is a lifetime resident of northwest Columbus.  He is a graduate of Centennial High School and has an Associate Degree in Science that included course work in Fire Sciences.  As a member of Columbus Firefighters Local 67, he has participated in contract negotiations and the Mutual Aid Response Committee.  John owns Guroy Lawn Care, a lawn care and landscape business serving both commercial and residential properties.

Kori Mulligan

Kori is a graduate of Capital University Law School and has worked with homeowner and condo associations as a paralegal and attorney. She has been a member of NWCA’s Zoning Committee for about a year and has begun working on communications. She feels it is important to volunteer her time to help her community thrive. She wants to reach more people in the area to keep them informed about what is going on in the Northwest corridor and to have a say in development happening in the area.

Samuel Simoes

Pastor Simoes has a Doctor of Ministry in community and neighborhood transformation and serves as lead pastor of Northwest Church of the Nazarene on Olentangy River Road. He has been on the board and advised multiple community groups in Missouri, West Virginia, and Massachusetts and worked with not-for-profit organizations dealing with impoverished communities. He has been a community representative for Ridgeview Middle School since 2019. His passion is to find different ways to bring unity to neighborhoods and has seen great things happen when community leaders are intent on improving the well-being of their neighbors.

Stacey Swanson

Stacey has been the Treasurer for the Misty Meadows Civic Association since 2013 and administers their Facebook page. She wants to have more insight into our community and to maintain a safe and beautiful neighborhood that residents want to call home. She would also like to see more community effort toward events, volunteering, and fund-raising. She is a REFIT dance instructor and has an associate degree in early childhood development.

Roy Wentzel

Since returning to Columbus, Roy has worked/volunteered for numerous charities including Habitat for Humanity, The Hunger Alliance, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, The Northwest Counseling Center/Syntero, The Clintonville Resource Center, Our Lady of Guadalupe and is a board member of Avanza Together.  Roy was recently appointed to The Community Advisory Committee of MORPC.  With a great desire to make an impact on our local community, Roy has truly enjoyed getting involved with the NWCA, and has had great success with the The Friends of The Historic Sheep Farm.  Roy was the 2018 recipient of the NWCA Mildred Henderson Award for volunteerism.