2019 Proclamations

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 Census 2020

The City of Westerville will join efforts to utilize the 

expertise of community leaders to develop and implement

an outreach campaign to ensure complete and accurate count

through awareness and education of the count's importance to 

residents to overcome cultural, economic, technology or linguistic

barriers to participation in the 2020 Census.

Mark Boyd, U.S. Census Bureau

 Poppy Days Proclamation

To proclaim May 18, 2019 as Poppy Day in

Westerville and ask all citizens pay tribute to 

those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the

name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy 

on this day.  

Bill Tate, Commander of VFW #7883

 Honoring Our Heroes Weekend

To proclaim May 24, 2019 through May 27, 2019

as Honoring Our Heroes Weekend in Westerville and 

recognize this weekend as an opportunity for all to come

together as a community to remember, to honor, and to heal.

Assistant City Manager Julie Colley, past chair for Field of Heroes

National Emergency Medical Services Week

To proclaim the week of May 19 through May 25, 2019

as National Emergency Medical Services Week in 

Westerville with the theme, "Beyond the Call" and

encourage the community to observe this week

with appropriate programs, ceremonies

and activities.

 Chief Fire Marshall Dave Williams and Westerville EMS

 National Mental Health Month

To proclaim May 2019 as National Mental 

Health Month in Westerville and urge all residents

to support Concord Counseling Services and the 

service they provide to all citizens in Westerville. 


National Wetlands Month

To proclaim May 2019 as National Wetlands

Month and call upon all citizens of Westerville 

to enjoy, protect, and learn about our valuable

wetland resources. 


Mark Dilley, MAD Scientists Inc.


WesterFlora 2019 Garden Tour

To proclaim the WesterFlora 2019 Season is open.  

To encourage all residents to support the Spirit of WesterFlora

and the Westerville Garden Club's efforts to beautify Westerville.

And through their efforts the community can all look forward to 

the 28th Annual WesterFlora 2019 Garden Tour on Sunday, 

July 21, 2019.  

Westerville Garden Club


 National Garden Week

To proclaim June 2, 2019 through June 8, 2019

as National Garden Week in Westerville and urge 

all residents to acknowledge the importance of Gardening

and the numerous contributions of Gardeners.

Westerville Garden Club

Public Service Recognition Week

To proclaim May 5 through May 11, 2019 as

Public Service Recognition Week in Westerville

and urge all residents to recognize the ongoing dedication

of public employees as they tend to the needs of the public.


Tom Hockman, Utilities Maintenance Supervisor

National Police Week

To proclaim May 12 through May 18, 2019 as National 

Police Week in Westerville and ask that all residents and businesses

"Light Central Ohio Blue" by placing blue bulbs in exterior lights and 

displaying visible blue ribbons during Police Memorial Week.  To 

call upon all citizens to observe May 15, 2019 as Peace Officers'

Memorial Day in honor of those law enforcement officers who, 

through their courageous deeds, have made the ultimate 

sacrifice in service to their community or have become 

disabled in the performance of duty, and to recognize

and pay respect to the survivors of the fallen heroes.


Acting Police Chief Charles Chandler 


Kids to Parks Day

To proclaim Saturday, May 18, 2019

as Kids to Parks Day in Westerville and 

urge residents of Westerville to make time 

May 18, 2019 to take the children in their lives

to a neighborhood, state or national park. 

Jim McCann, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board


National Bike Month

To Proclaim May 2019 as National

Bike Month in Westerville and encourages

all of our citizens to get back on their bikes

and enjoy the many trails and bike paths in

our community

Jon Hayes, Westerville Bike Club

 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

To proclaim May 2019 as National Physical Fitness 

and Sports Month and encourage all to celebrate by 

participating in their choice of quality of life activities,

options and experiences as well as maintaining these

healthy and happy activities and attitudes throughout

the year.


Megan Arnold, Facilities Wellness Program Supervisor


National Older Americans Month

To proclaim May 2019 as National Older Americans

Month and urge every citizen of Westerville to join in 

this observance in honoring the life-long contributions

of our older residents; and to assist our senior citizens 

to continue their involvement in the community, 

recognizing the vital resources our senior 

citizens provide.

Lyn Kiger, Senior Center Program Supervisor


Fr. Charlie Klinger Day

To proclaim Tuesday, June 11, 2019 as Fr. Charlie

Klinger Day in Westerville and express appreciation for 

his service of outstanding leadership and dedication to the 

St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church and the City of Westerville

and extend to him sincere best wishes 

for a long and happy retirement.

Fr. Charlie Klinger, St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church

 Law Day

To proclaim Wednesday, May 1, 2019

as Law Day in Westerville and call upon

all citizens, schools, businesses, clubs, and 

the news media to commemorate the role

of law in our lives.

Tom Schmitt, Metz, Bailey and McLoughlin Law Office

Arbor Day Proclamation

To Proclaim Friday, April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day

in commemoration of the 147th anniversary of Arbor

Day and do hereby urge all citizens of the City of 

Westerville to support the Westerville Parks and

Recreation Advisory Boards efforts to beautify

our community and commend their efforts to 

promote the planting of trees in accordance

with the City Tree Master Plan.   

Matt Ulrey, Parks Maintenance

 Leadership Westerville Service Day Proclamation

To proclaim Saturday, April 27, 2019 as Service Day

in Westerville and urge all residents to volunteer in this

worthwhile community activity by helping out local 

non-profit organizations or residents in need.

Matt Lofy and Leadership Westerville Participants

 Community Prayer Breakfast Proclamation

To proclaim Thursday, May 2, 2019 as a Day of Prayer in 

Recognition of National Day of Prayer and the WARM Community

Prayer Breakfast in Westerville and recognize the Westerville

Area Resource Ministry for their dedication of providing

a valuable service to the residents of Westerville.



National Library Week Proclamation

To proclaim April 10 through April 16, 2019 as

National Library Week in Westerville and encourage

all people to take advantage of the wonderful library resources

available at the community's indispensable center for

ideas and information, the Westerville

Public Library.




Celebration of the Arts Month

To proclaim that the month of April 2019 be

referred to as Celebration of the Arts Month in

Westerville and declares Westerville as an arts-friendly

community of educators, learners, and practitioners

and sets aside the month of April annually for the

recognition and celebration of the Arts.


Linda Wilkins, Arts Council of Westerville


Telecommunications Week Proclamation

To proclaim the week of April 14 through April 20,

2019 as National Public Safety Telecommunications

Week in Westerville, in honor of the men and women

whose diligence and professionalism keep the 

city and citizens safe.


Acting Police Chief Charles Chandler


Dr. John L. Comerford Day

To proclaim Friday, April 12, 2019

as Dr. John L. Comerford Day in Westerville

and wish him success in the continuing effort to

contribute to the betterment of civilization through

programs of higher education.




Women's History Month Proclamation

To proclaim March 2019 as Women's History

Month in Westerville and call upon residents to 

observe this month appropriate programs, ceremonies

and activities.


 Dr. Tammy Birk, Otterbein University


National Engineers Week

To proclaim February 17, 2019 through February 23,

2019 as National Engineers Week in Westerville, in order

to give citizens the opportunity to recognize the contributions

made by the engineering profession, and hereby urge all citizens 

to join in tribute and recognition to community residents 

who are members of this worthy profession.  


Clergy Appreciation Week

To proclaim February 3, 2019 through February 9, 2019

as Clergy Appreciation Week and encourage the citizens 

of Westerville, Ohio to show their appreciation and support

for the clergy whose efforts make this community a better

place in which to live.  


Officers Anthony P. Morelli and Eric Joering Month

To proclaim the month of February 2019 as Officers Anthony P.

Morelli and Eric Joering Month and call upon residents to observe

this special month in honor of Officers Anthony P. Morelli and 

Eric Joering who honorably and faithfully served the 

City of Westerville.   

Acting Police Chief Chandler

100th Anniversary of the 18th Amendment  

To proclaim that Westerville is the Home of the 18th

Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that on

its 100th Anniversary, that January 16, 1919 remains a momentous

day in our world's history.


Beth Weinhardt Day

To proclaim Monday, January 21, 2019 as Beth

Weinhardt Day in Westerville and express appreciation

for her service of outstanding leadership and dedication to 

Westerville Public Library and the City of Westerville and extend

to her sincere best wishes for a long and happy retirement. 


Cervical Health Awareness Month

To proclaim the month of January 2019 as Cervical Health

Awareness Month throughout the City of Westerville and encourage

all our citizens to recognize that cervical cancer is preventable, and to 

encourage and support women in our lives in taking charge of their health

and availing themselves of the tests and vaccines that have proven so 

effective in preventing cervical cancer.  We have the means to 

prevent this disease; it is incumbent on all of us to insure we 

have the will to do so.

Diane Crawford, Crawford Crew

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

To proclaim Monday, January 21, 2019

as Martin Luther King Jr. Day throughout the

City of Westerville and urge citizens to rededicate

themselves to the principle of justice and equality for all.

Pastor Vaughn Bell, Triumphant Church