2015 Float Builders Workshop

Has winter got you down? Haven’t seen your neighbors in months? Why not gather together and start planning to build your neighborhood FLOAT for the 4th of July parade?

Need some help getting started? The Upper Arlington Civic Association’s 4th of July committee sponsors a Float Builders Workshop every year. This year’s workshop will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Upper Arlington Municipal Building in the UA Council Chambers. We will share:

  • Everything you need to know to organize your neighbors and build a float
  • An expert panel of builders to answer all your questions
  • And the big reveal, the theme and Grand Marshall of this year’s parade will be announced

Be a part of the greatest UA tradition… BUILD A FLOAT!!!

Questions? Please contact Parade Chairs Lisa and Mike Fitzpatrick @ uacajuly4parade@gmail.com

JD Applications

Calling all potential Junior Directors, it’s that time of year again.  The Upper Arlington Civic Association will be selecting 10 high school students to represent the association as Junior Directors for the next twelve months starting in May of each year. Current High School Juniors can submit an application to be a 2015-2016 Junior Director. Each student chosen as a Junior Director will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Junior Director Applications are now being accepted and will remain open until April 6th.

Click here to complete the online application.

Thanks for a great 2014!

The UACA has closed the books on another successful year. We put on 8 great events, entertained 1000′s of kids, and recognized 12 amazing teachers.

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make this year great. You knocked on doors, helped scare the unsuspecting and contributed to the Christmas spirit during Santa’s visit.

We’ll be back in 2015 for our 82st year of community fun! See you then!

UA Named One of the Best Towns for Families

Family Circle Magazine has listed Upper Arlington, Ohio as one of its “10 Best Towns for Families for 2013.” Read the article here.

From the FamilyCircle.com web site: “With the help of Onboard Informatics, a New York City research firm that provides real estate, demographic and other data, Family Circle initially assembled a list of 3,335 cities and towns with populations between 10,000 and 150,000. From that, nearly 1,000 localities having a high concentration of households with median incomes between $55,000 and $100,000 were selected. We then assessed which places best met our family-friendly criteria—including affordable homes, quality schools, access to health care, green space, low crime rate and financial stability—and ranked them from top to bottom.”

Wendy Hinton Gomez ’87 was quoted in the article, praising Upper Arlington’s many family offerings and the the importance that UA traditions play in making this one of the most attractive communities in the nation.