WELCOME TO THE MT. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Residents of Mt. Washington formed the Mt. Washington Community Council (MWCC) in 1925 to help represent the needs and interests of the community, which, at that time, felt like a long way, physically and otherwise, from governing bodies in downtown Cincinnati.
HOW WE WORK
MWCC has a board of directors with nine elected members, consisting of residents, business or property owners. Three board directors are elected annually with the term of three years. Members of MWCC join annually, starting in January, with $7 dues. Members vote on all motions and budgets and can lead and serve on committees related to Mt. Washington as needed.
MWCC, continues to empower Mt. Washington residents by representing the views and opinions of community members to the city’s governing agencies, as well as, educating residents on any relevant policies and actions taken by city leaders. MWCC brokers the city’s Neighborhood Support Program (NSP) grant – about $6,500 – annually, through an open vetting and voting process with membership.
MWCC assists Mt. Washington residents, property and business owners in dealing with zoning, land use, traffic, safety, beautification, crime prevention, recreation and many other issues affecting our community.
MWCC organizes the Pumpkin Chuck, held the first Saturday after Halloween, every year.
Do you have thoughts for how to spend $7,987 in NSP dollars in 2021? Approved projects will need to be community-oriented efforts that help make Mt Washington the place you want it to be. The proposal will be presented to the City in February, so the council will need to vote on the proposal at the January membership meeting.
Please Share Your Proposal
Each year the City solicits proposals from community councils on how they will spend its share of the Neighborhood Support Program funding. In the past, Mt Washington NSP spending has included community events such as the Pumpkin Chuck, beautification efforts like the flower pots in Tom Roth alley, communication efforts such as the postcard project, and ongoing costs like board insurance.
Funding was reduced slightly this past year, and the council spent the $4,558 in NSP funding in these ways:
- $1,200 on the Cincinnati Shakespeare production of Romeo and Juliet at Big Ash Brewery
- $1,675 on community dumpsters at the Recreation Center
- $1,000 on a revamp of the council website
- $535 on the Madcap performance of Pinocchio at Big Ash Brewery
- $148 on the renewal of box 387 at the Mt Washington Post Office
Do you have thoughts for how to spend $7,987 in NSP dollars in 2021?
Approved projects will need to be community-oriented efforts that help make Mt Washington the place you want it to be. The proposal will be presented to the City in February, so the council will need to vote on the proposal at the January membership meeting.
Send us your thoughts and join the discussion at the December meeting on Wednesday December 16th. If you’ve got an idea, let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or by using the email form at below on our site.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!