WeTHRIVE! Woodlawn is a community-based commitment by the village to promote policies and programs that support sustained health and wellness. Out of the WeThrive! Initiative, Woodlawn created a community garden that provides fresh fruit and vegetables for the day-care centers and residents. In addition to promoting healthy food and exercise, Woodlawn was the second tobacco-free municipality in Hamilton County
Active Woodlawn Inc. is an organization that helps sponsor programs and projects in the community. Donations from this organization are used to provide summer camp field trips and sponsor events such as Breakfast with Santa and The Annual Walk to school. It also provides beautification services
throughout the Village and helps seniors with lawn care. Active Woodlawn Community is working to change the lives of the people we serve.
Safe Routes to School
The purpose of Safe Routes to School is to encourage and enable students in grades k-8 to walk or ride their bicycle to school. Projects can be either engineering (improved crossings, sidewalks, etc.) or non-engineering (education and encouragement programs). The Village of Woodlawn has received over $400,000 in grant funds for this initiative. This grant will add new sidewalks on Riddle Rd. from Roberta to the Pedestrian Bridge. Woodlawn has also received a $25,000 education grant which provides free before and after school programs that encourages youth to walk and explore nature.
The Village of Woodlawn has been a partner of Tree City USA since 2009. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
The Woodlawn Community Improvement Corporation (WCIC) was formed to advance, encourage, and promote the industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of the Village of Woodlawn. The WCIC acts as a designated agency of the Village for the industrial subdivision in accordance with Section 1724.10 of the Ohio Revised Code. The WCIC was re-enacted in 2015 to assist in the redevelopment of the Village of Woodlawn. In December of 2015, it was decided by Council that the WCIC along with the Administration explore development opportunities in the Village. This partnership led to CiTiRAMA’s “Woodlawn Meadows” Housing Development which will take place in September of 2017. The WCIC will continue to seek new development opportunities while sharing the Vision of building our community, one person at a time.