Westgate Neighborhood Association Policies & Principles

Anyone may join the Westgate Neighbors Association. Individuals do not have to live in Westgate to be a member, nor do they have to pay dues to be listed as a member. The distinction between paying and non-paying members is that paying members are those who may vote at WNA public meetings on issues of concern brought to the association. Non-paying/non-voting members are considered members after contributing a minimum of 10 hours of “sweat equity” per year on one or more committees, or on Westgate Neighbors Association or Friends of Westgate Park projects. It is not the policy of the WNA to exclude anyone from membership based on their financial means; nor is it the policy of the WNA to pressure anyone into becoming a dues-paying member.

The WNA does not discriminate against, allow or endorse the discrimination of any member based on race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, age or physical disability.

No member of the WNA may act as its representative without the permission of the Westgate Neighbors Association executive committee.

The Westgate Neighbors Association does NOT act as a blockwatch or park group; the organization has members who act as liaisons to those groups (and other community groups). The Westgate Neighbors Association provides support, volunteers and other means to the blockwatches, the established, authorized park groups, and to other community organizations.

The Westgate Neighbors Association does NOT dictate, govern or endorse any rules or standards for individual properties and/or property owners; the Westgate Neighbors Association is not, and does not act as, or in the manner of, a ‘private neighborhood’ association.

The Westgate Neighbors Association does NOT report code violations of any resident (private citizen) of Westgate or the surrounding neighborhoods, and no member may act as a representative of the Westgate Neighbors Association in reporting residential code violations, crimes or zoning issues.

All inquiries, suggestions, ideas, complaints, concerns and even rumors should be directed to the WNA utilizing the form below. Effective, accurate communication to and between members will keep our organization strong, effective, positive and free of rumors, assumptions, and incomplete information.

All members are encouraged to submit ideas for projects, events, etc. to us in person or using the form above. Your input is valued and your ideas and suggestions will be considered and followed up on.

Consider an upgrade to the Patron level! Your business name will be displayed on our website.

Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship


Applications accepted in March

The Westgate Neighbors Association Scholarship was established in 2015 as an extension of our mission to “help our community thrive”. The $1000 postsecondary education scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Westgate Home & Garden Tour. It is awarded annually to a qualified resident of Westgate who contributes to the betterment of their community through their demonstrated service and leadership. While GPA and course selection are considered, the committee is focused more on the candidates’ involvement with their communities.

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  • Live within the boundaries of the Westgate neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio OR attend West High School. (Boundaries for the purpose of this scholarship are from the south side of West Broad Street to the the north side of Sullivant Avenue, and from the west side of South Hague Avenue to the west side of Demorest Road.)
  • Be a full-time student who will be attending a college or vocational school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

If it is determined by the scholarship committee that none of the applicants meet the eligibility requirements, or embody the standards by which the scholarship was established, we reserve the right not to award the scholarship for the current year.

  1. Complete the (interactive PDF) Application.
  2. Attach a current dated transcript signed by a school administrator or counselor.
  3. Attach two documents verifying your, or a parent or guardian’s Westgate address.
  4. Complete the section Honors / Achievement / Community Service / Leadership (include years participated, organization, activities).
  5. List three references we may contact, at least one of whom is to provide a Letter of Recommendation which is to be attached.
  6. Attach at least one Letter of Recommendation.
  7. Attach two essays.
  8. Complete Signature of Certification.

Submit all of the above to scholarship@westgateneighbors.org no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023 at midnight

  1. The scholarship recipient will be notified via contact information provided on the application form.
  2. The recipient will provide the committee a Letter of Acceptance from the designated postsecondary school.
  3. The recipient will be asked to attend the May 2023 WNA Community Meeting, at which they will be introduced and the award presented.
  4. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the designated school, in August, after it is confirmed the student is officially enrolled for the fall semester.
2022 Winner Said Barud
2020 Winner Martin Paul Susec
2019 Winner Maxwell Lee
2018 Winner Olivia Rowe
2017 Winner Erica Loughner
2016 Winner Molly Brumfield
2015 Winner Heather Corson

1. Executive Level

3. Site Content Editing

4. Create a Newsletter

5. Mailpoet Settings

7. Mailpoet Initial Setup

Question – are we agreed, we are not going to lock Newsletters behind the membership paywall?

Completed Tasks
  1. Removed all users that were never members, but had purchased products in the past and thus got stored as database users. 
  2. Added all users to the core group which is a placeholder group, but we should not use it to send emails from.
  3. Unsubscribed all inactive/expired members.
  4. All current users are added to their lists. WHEW!

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