We have developed an annual observances calendar that details notable national and religious holidays and observances as a useful reference tool for the community when planning special events or public meetings. The inclusion of an observance does not represent an endorsement from the City of Upper Arlington. The City reserves complete control of the inclusion of any observances and has final approval authority over them. Observance postings are not intended to, and do not, create a public or designated forum for private speech of any kind. If you have suggestions for including additional observances in future year calendars, submit your suggestions to [email protected]. The City reserves its right to refuse a submission.
This document is available as a pdf file. Just click on the button below to access the calendar.
City of UA Community Calendar
The City provides an online Community Calendar each year as a service to the community, detailing various qualifying community events and activities in addition to the public meetings of City Council, its Boards and Commissions and pertinent City service updates.
Community Relations Committee meetings frequently include presentations on topics of relevance to the work of the committee. In this section, we share video recordings and/or presentation slides from these meetings, as well as other relevant community presentations, as an additional community resource.
UA History 101: Making Sense of What We See in Our Community: Part of the CRC’s UA Welcome Series, Kristin Greenberg, Executive Director for the UA Historical Society provides an enlightening look at the history of UA, from how it got its name to why we are known as the Golden Bears, with some insight on distinguishing community markers along the way. View the Video | UA History 101 Part 1 | UA History 101 Part 2
Central Ohio Demographics Presentation to Upper Arlington City Council – November 2022: Michael Wilkos, Senior Vice President of Community Impact for The United Way of Central Ohio, presents a fascinating analysis of Central Ohio’s changing demographics following the 2020 U.S. Census.
View the Video | View the Presentation Slides
2022 Community Survey – September 2022: Presentation by Orie Kristel of Illuminology to City Council relative to the results of the City’s 2022 Community Survey.
View the video (select agenda Item I) | View the Presentation Slides | Read the 2022 Community Survey Report
December 2022 CRC Annual Update to City Council: CRC Co-Chairs Farida El-Hennawy and Jason Sayat attended the last City Council Meeting of the year to provide an update on the work of the committee, and a look ahead to 2023 activities.
Click here to view the video, then select Item I from the list of agenda items.
Greenleaf Job Training Services: Best Practices for Hiring & Working With People Who Have Special Needs and/or Disabilities – October 2023: Presentation by Marck Harrison, Donor and Community Engagement Specialist for Greenleaf Job Training Services. View the Presentation Slides
Ohio Hispanic Coalition: Hispanic Heritage Month Presentation – September 2023: Presentation by Sarah Brown, Program Officer for the Ohio Hispanic Coalition. View the Presentation Slides
Upper Arlington Library Resources – July 2023: Presentation by Beth Hatch, Director for the Upper Arlington Library. View the Presentation Slides
US Together – October 2022: Presentation by CRC Member Hana Abdelbaki and her colleague, Layla Banaie, about US Together, a non-profit that provides comprehensive immigration services for the immigrant community in Central Ohio.
View the Video | View the Presentation Slides
The following is not a complete list of community and civic groups actively supporting Upper Arlington as a welcoming community for all. Their inclusion on this resource list does not represent an endorsement by the City of Upper Arlington or the Community Relations Committee. To request to have your group included here, complete the email form below, using the subject line “UA DEI Community Resource List.”
- Asian American Community Services
- City of Upper Arlington
- Equal UA
- Kiwanis Club of Northwest Columbus
- Leadership UA – Leadership UA was established in 1988 to educate and engage current and emerging leaders, and to inspire them to take a more active, informed role in our community.
- Events & Programs Include: Year-round programming creates connections, motivates change, and recognizes selflessness—all in support of a city we know and love. LUA host Candidates Night in October for voters to learn more about their local and state leaders before voting.
- Rainbow UA – A community organization to support the LGBTQ community in Upper Arlington.
- Events & Programs Include: Community event for AIDS Walk Ohio, and Upper Arlington LGBTQ Pride in June
- Tri-Village Chamber Partnership
- Upper Arlington Commission on Aging
- Tri-Village Lions Club
- Tri-Village Rotary Club
- Upper Arlington Bridges
- Upper Arlington Civic Association
- Upper Arlington Commission on Aging – The Upper Arlington Commission on Aging serves as the informed voice empowering, educating and enriching the lives of Upper Arlington residents as we age.
- Events & Programs Include: Senior Service Days (volunteers doing yard work) April-November; annual education symposium Fall; Medicare counseling, small group programming, Balance Practice, I Am Fine Telephone Check In, Friendly Phone Line Program, Fitness Trek (in conjunction with the UA Senior Center) and connecting seniors with resources year-round
- Upper Arlington Community Foundation
- Upper Arlington Education Foundation
- Upper Arlington Historical Society – As chief stewards of Upper Arlington’s history, our purpose is to discover, preserve and celebrate our heritage.
- Programs & Events Include: UA Quest (late winter), Wall of Honor (May), Annual Meeting (June), History Speaks speaker series (varies – 3-4 times/year)
- Upper Arlington Library
- UA Parks & Rec – Community parks and recreation services for all ages
- Programs & Events Include: Year-round recreation programs, parks/facilities, Senior Center, shelter/rental facilities. Seasonal: Northam Tennis complex (spring-fall), 3 outdoor pools (summer). Various seasonal employment opportunities.
- Upper Arlington Schools
- Upper Arlington Rotary Club
The following is not a complete list of regional non-profits and groups actively supporting and serving diverse communities in the Columbus region. Their inclusion on this resource list does not represent an endorsement by the City of Upper Arlington or the Community Relations Committee, and the CRC may choose not to include an entity if its goals and purpose do not align with those of the CRC. To request to have your group included here, complete the email form below, using the subject line “Regioal Resource List.”
- Asian American Community Services – Serving the needs of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Central Ohio. AACS is comprised of four major departments: Community Education, Interpreting & Translation, Health Care & Prevention, and Youth & Family.
- Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) – Community Refugee & Immigration Services aspires to make Central Ohio the most welcoming community for refugees and immigrants of all ages and from all parts of the world, to support them on their journeys toward safety and security, self-sufficiency, and successful integration into our community. CRIS’ diverse staff moves toward this mission with the support of incredible funders, community partners, and volunteers.
- Greenleaf Job Training Services – Greenleaf is a non-profit organization that helps job seekers to find and keep meaningful employment by providing vocational training and support and connecting them with inclusive employers.
- Ohio Hispanic Coalition – The Ohio Hispanic Coalition is a non-profit organization that works to promote the advancement of the Hispanic community in Ohio. We are dedicated to providing access to resources and advocating for the rights of Hispanics in our state. We strive to improve the quality of life of Hispanics by providing educational programs, language access, community outreach, and legal services.
- US Together – Guided by humanitarian and human rights values, US Together assists refugees and immigrants escaping wars, violence, tyranny, and extreme poverty to find a safe haven in Ohio; facilitates their resettlement and social, civic, and economic integration through client-centered and culturally appropriate services; advocates on their behalf; and helps them build vibrant communities.