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National Night Out


National Night Out was a huge success! In spite of the weather, friends and families came from all neighborhoods. Columbus Police Officers were there to chat with neighbors and children and the Mounted Unit was there to show their officers on horseback. The Atonement Lutheran Band performed for most of the evening and there was food, soft drinks, and games for the kids. Many friends won prizes in the raffle and one happy little boy won the bicycle! Thanks to all the companies that donated money or prizes and thanks to all the volunteers who made it a truly memorable evening for all.

Neighborhood Pride Bus Tour update:

At the outset of the Neighborhood Pride program, NWCA was asked to submit a list of areas that the city should address. For example, we should let them know where drainage problems, overgrown grass on city property, crosswalks, etc. are a problem. Four members of NWCA accompanied city staff on a bus tour of the Neighborhood Pride area and helped point out some areas of concern. City staff reviewed them and followed up with these comments-

7-11 Bus Tour suggestions – potential DPU issues highlighted w DOSD responses

NWCA Additional Bus Tour Notes w DOSD responses

Don Scott Airfield to Modernize with $10 Million Gift

The Ohio State University Airport received a $10 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, with the purpose of enhancing and renovating the education, research, and FBO facilities, including the terminal.

The Knowlton Foundation’s donation is a continuation of Dutch Knowlton’s pride and support of his alma mater. Many of you may know that the Knowlton School of Architecture is named in his honor. Education and aviation were two of Dutch’s passions.

More details on the gift and the airport modernization plans are available on Ohio State’s web site (click here).

Update! The Ohio State University College of Engineering Dean David Williams and John Ehlers discussed the impact of the gift at a Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on August 12 (video).

2018 Annual Meeting photos

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Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin

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Roy Wentzel accepts the 2018 Henderson Award for volunteerism